Wednesday, November 16, 2011
For Health & Strength
We are in the middle of a 12 day stretch of work for Dylan & in addition he's had to work late most days. I keep telling myself that this is no big deal & then I have moments where I want to pull all my hair out or cry uncontrollably. Hello, dinner time until bed time.
Shortly after Finn's surgery...like 4 days after...we noticed what looked like another fistula forming. We tried treating it with a round of antibiotics, but it's gotten worse & needs another surgery. We go in tomorrow morning for that. The pediatric surgeon told us that it's not common for babies this young to get fistulas & although fistulas can be recurring, he's never had a patient have another fistula so shortly after the first one. So that's awesome, right? :)
This sweet baby boy is hurting, so I'll be happy to get through this procedure once again. Today I am holding this baby & bouncing & swaying to keep him somewhat happy. I'm tired. I am praying that this is the last time we go through this.
My amazing sister in law delivered her baby at 24 weeks last Saturday night. I can't even imagine what she & my brother are going through. Their sweet little baby girl, Ruby, weighs 1 pound 3.8 ounces. Can you imagine?! The wonderful news is that that tiny baby continues to do well.
Our issues with Finn seem so minor compared to baby Ruby & the struggles that she & her family will have in the next few months.
You know it would be so much easier sometimes if we could just see the future. Then we'd know what was in store for us just down the road & we wouldn't have to fret so much in the mean time. But then we wouldn't have the opportunity to really rely on the Lord & build our faith in Him. And I believe that if we pay very close attention, God will let us know that everything will be fine even when we are right in the middle of our hard times.
For now our family continues to pray for the babies...and also for the adults. Everything is going to be alright. It always is.
Posted by Candace at 10:18 AM