Help! This dogs getting me.

Help! This dogs getting me.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Home Again.

Jameson is home and doing well. He will be on oral antibiotics and ointment antibiotics for the next 5 days to get rid of the staph. He was up until 11 p.m. last night with his eyes wide open smiling away. It's so good to see.

Pray requests:

Jameson's thumbs. He holds them in the palms of his hands with his fingers wrapped around them. With the PT's help we have now started to wrap his hands in such a way as to get the thumb pulled back and his fingers much staighter. The PT says unless we start working on this asap it can be a potentially long term problem.

Jameson's bowel hernia surgery. It's not scheduled yet but will most likely take place next Thursday.

Jameson's original issue, EB. Please pray that his skin will continue to strengthen. Right now we see a lot of blisters due to the infection, but in the smallest ways can see that parts of his skin are becoming slightly stronger. Slightly is the key word but we will take it!!!

I would like to share with you what I was reading Wednesday night as I spent the night in the hospital with Jameson.

"We have troubles all around us, but we are not defeated. We do not know what to do, but we do not give up the hope of living. We are persecuted, but God does not leave us. We are hurt sometimes, but we are not destroyed... So we do not give up. Our physical body is becoming older and weaker, but our spirit inside us is made new every day. We have small troubles for a while now, but they are helping us gain an eternal glory that is much greater than the troubles. We set our eyes not on what we see but on what we cannot see....."
I Corinthians 4:8,-9. 16-18

We love you,
Todd and Melisa

11 comments:

Phil Setsma said...

Todd/Melisa - great news that JT is home, it has to be that he is improving. Hopefully the antibiotics will do the job and rid him of the infection. I assume this will also help him produce healthy skin vs blisters.
Wonderful to see your faithfulness and dedication to both the Lord and JT in this very tough time.
Love you all, that includes 5 of you - will keep praying.

Susan said...

Melisa and Todd,
This is wonderful news..I know it was a blessing to see Jameson smiling last night.. And what an inspiration you and Todd have been through this. We serve an awesome GOD and He continue you to carry you through this. Just know that even though all of us are so far away in SC, we are with you in spirit and will do anything we can to help, just call... Take care of yourselves, get some rest when you can, and know that we love you..
Love always and GOD bless,
Aunt Carolyn,Sandra,Susan,and Bonnie

Kevin & Jamie said...

Todd & Melisa (and boys),
We are so glad to hear you're home again! Jamie and I are continually praying for you all and want you to know we love you very much!

Charlie Cramer said...

Todd and Melissa,
We continue to pray. Your faith is such an encouragement.
Charlie

Debbie Rector said...

Melisa your daddy called and told us the wonderful news that Jameson was coming home. Oh! the awesome power of prayers from so many who love you all. We know that this is an encouragement to you and Todd. We love the new pictures the 3 boys are so precious and Jameson is certainly one fortunate little brother. We also want to say Congratulatios to Todd on being salesman of the year. A great accomplishment. We are so thankful God has chosen you both to love and care for Jameson. You are an inspiration to all of us.
Love Glen and Debbie

Bill and Kimberly said...

Praise God! My prayer is that your family will have a none eventful week with Jameson at home and much needed family time.

Love to you all and will continue to pray God's best for your family.

Love,
B,K,C &L

Stacey said...

Baby high fives all around! The Thackers are rejoicing with you for good news!

We do not cease to pray for you and your beautiful family.

With love,
Mike, Stacey, Emma, Abby, & Caroline

Kim said...

Todd and Melisa,
It was great to see you yesterday. Thank the good Lord that Jameson is home where everyone can love on him. We are still praying everyday and want to remind you to let us know what else we can do to help.
Love to all,
Kim

Sara said...

Melisa and Todd, I hope Jameson is continuing to improve. I have some more 1" gauze for his hands if you need it. Also, my husband was able to covert the hand wrapping instructions that I found on line into a PDF file, so I can email it to you as well or I can bring it over as well. Here is my email saradenslaw@cfl.rr.com just send me an email if you want me to email it to you.

~Sara

sandy said...

Sara sent me the link to your page. We have an 8 1/2 year old daughter with EB and live in Holland MI. Life has been very hard at times, but Jesus has always proven to be more than enough. Don't let go of Him!

Sandy Brookhouse

Circleoftrust said...

good scripture to focus upon brother-praying again today with you