Help! This dogs getting me.

Help! This dogs getting me.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Feb 26, 2009

Today was much like yesterday...not much change. It is a time for Todd and I to be still and know that God is God and His timing is perfect. Jameson is no farther along than yesterday. A very insightful doctor told me today, "Melisa, he is NOT getting worse". So instead of thinking that he is not getting new way of thinking is this...we are not getting worse. We are just waiting for Jameson to let us know what we can do next to help him. I found myself thinking today that this really stinks and it is not fair and so on and so forth. I was quickly reminded that when I am thankful it is hard to be negative. So, I decided to think about what was positive and I came up with far more reasons to be joyful than to be unhappy and negative. Yes, this is hard and there are times when it has been unbearable, but we have not lost hope. We serve a BIG God with BIG plans for our baby boy. I WILL accept this trial and praise God that He has given Todd and our family EVERYTHING we need to go through it.

Thanks for ALL of your prayers.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Feb 25,2009

Sorry to say the same...we have not improved. Jameson is still stable yet critical. I am not so sure of what else to say. I just know that ...when I pray I want to be anxious for nothing, prayerful for everything, and thankful for anything. (Phil 4:6)

Jameson has been in pain and that is so very painful to a mommy's heart. Please pray that Jameson will not be in pain!!!

Thank you for praying with us.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Feb 24,2009

Today was much like yesterday. Not much has changed with our baby boy. He is still stable and still on the ventilator. The doctors took Jameson off the paralyzing drug and he has tolerated it very well. The next step will be to gradually take him off the ventilator. This may take days but this is top priority to help with Jameson's recovery. The longer he is on the ventilator the more complications arise. They did another x-ray on his chest and there were no improvements today. But since we have been in the hospital his chest x-ray have improved alot. We are amazed with the high level of care that they are giving our baby. The nurses and doctors are supportive and encouraging us to not give up hope. The doctors are always 10 steps ahead of us and are prepared for each hurdle we have faced. I thank Jesus for such an amazing group of doctors and nurses who want only the best for our baby. Jameson is not conscious nor has he opened his eyes for days...I can only believe that Jesus is being his comforter and He is singing sweet lullabies to Him. When Todd and I cannot be mommy and daddy to Baby Jameson; Jesus is Jameson's all and all. "In our weaknesses, He is strong!"

Thank you for all of your prayers...God is faithful.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Feb. 23,2009

God's grace was sufficient for today!!! Jameson is the same and it is just a waiting game. We are waiting for him to let us know when he is ready to move onto the next step. The last 3 times that they have tried to take him off the paralyzing medication; he did not handle it well at all. The Doctors are saying that he will let us know when we need to lower the ventilator and all of the medications.

Jameson is such a strong little boy and he is such a fighter. I stand amazed at all of the things he has to overcome. But we serve a God that has overcome this world and He has the victory. Jameson will have the victory as well. And all of us will see again what an AWESOME God we serve.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday Feb 22

Just wanted to give you all a quick update before we called it a night.

Jameson was about the same today. He is still on the ventilator and they have not been able to reduce the help it's giving. Actually they had to increase it's help yesterday and today. He is still in what I call a "drug induced coma-like state" (not sure what the doctors would actually call it). He hasn't opened his eyes since Thursday. They do this so his body will rest. He is still very swollen from the drugs and fluids and it may take up to a week to for his body to return to it's normal size. The doctors hinted today that we will most likely be in the hospital for at least another week if not more. Tests showed today that he does have MRSA and they are treating that with antibiotics through his central line. We are waiting to see if it's blood born or just topical. He is still in critical condition!

One of the hardest things about this is not being able to hold him. Since he has so many machines hooked up to him we are not able to move him at all for obvious reasons. It's so sad to see him just laying there motionless.

Please pray that as the doctors slowly reduce Jameson's dependence on the ventilator and drugs that he will respond positively and not go into shock which causes his heart rate to sky rocket and his breathing to rapidly increase. His body needs to be strong enough to handle the reduction and at this point it's not.

Thank you.
Jameson is in Arnold Palmer hospital today. He was admitted on Wed. night. He is in the pediatric ICU. Jameson is very sick and we ask for your prayers as our baby is fighting for his life. He is on a ventilator and has had a blood transfusion. It all started with his breathing and has now come down to a machine helping him breathe. He was without oxygen for some time and the doctors are concerned about brain function.

Please pray:
*God's BEST for Jameson and God's will
*The peace that passes ALL understanding for our entire family
*Thank Jesus for the people who have taken such GREAT care of our boys as we have been at the hospital
*Thank Jesus that He has not left us
*and that in these hard times we become stronger in our faith..loving Jesus more and more even if we do not understand what He is doing.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Please pray

Hi guys. Please pray specifically for Jameson's breathing. He continues to fight for breath at times and we are giving him more breathing treatments than recommended. The Dr.'s say one every four hours and there are times that we have to give two or three in a four hour time period.

Also, please pray for his skin. This past week his skin was really bad. We're aren't sure why exactly but think it may be a result of the steroids.

It's still a wild roller coaster ride of ups and downs...we rest easy though because we know Who is in control of it all.

Thank you.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Answer to Prayer

Praise God from whom all blessing flow. Baby Jameson's skin is showing signs of improvement. It still blisters and we have a long way to go, but Melisa and I both agree and can see that God is answering your prayers and ours.

We are leaving Jameson's gloves off much more now and he loves to gently touch things. He even held a baby rattle yesterday. He's starting to reach for things on his own and he's so alert. His body doesn't move much...his eyes are a different story. They are going a mile a minute. He is taking it all in all the time.

Please pray specifically for his hands, feet and his breathing. His hands and feet blister the most and it seems at times like they are never going to get better. As for his breathing, we were admitted into Arnold Palmer Hospital again last week. He still has his bronchilitis.

Thank you for your friendship.