Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ups and Downs

Yes.  This is a rollercoaster.  At least, Jude's progress seems to be.

This morning, Jude's creatinine level was back to 1.0.
Also, his right lung collapsed, and so they have started him again on the respiratory therapy.
His incision leaked tonight as well...quite a lot this time and after more stitches and dermabond.

Thankfully, however, we don't feel like we're on a rollercoaster anymore.  The Lord doesn't change.  He remains the same solid, firm foundation.  Our hope is in Him.  It's not in Jude's progress.

The Lord has been gracious to us,
and we have been doing fine today.
Thank you for praying.

Tonight, we're asking God for...

wisdom.  I had a strange and confusing conversation with a medical professional tonight.
decreased swelling.  We love our littlest boy, but we'd really like to see less of him.
decreased creatinine levels.  These jumps have been so crazy.
a healthy lung.  That change was pretty drastic too.
no more seeping.  Ever again.

Thanks again for sticking with us through this.
You all are such a tangible expression of the Lord's love and care for us.
We praise Him for you.

Some have asked for our address.
Mail can be sent to either 

Ronald McDonald House
Brandon and Mandy Pelton
Room 24
1011 Yale Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

or

 Brandon and Mandy Pelton
c/o Denise and Trevor Riggs
3705 Marquette Ave NE

Albuquerque, NM 87108-1031

4 comments:

tasha said...

Oh Mandy, we continue to pray and trust with you-to the one & only who does not change. Thankful for your vulnerable, thankful heart continually as well.

Sarah Hammitt said...

I am thinking of you all the time. I feel the weight of your circumstance. You are gracefully accepting Gods will for your life and doing a great job reflecting His glory through it. I read your updates all the time. You are such a good mama. Hang in there. I really think Bowen knows I sat by his bedside, since the moment he was born until we were discharged, singing talking laughing, reading, and advocating for him. The bond we have is so unique. There are too many emotions to name as you walk through this. Ups and downs. This too shall pass. I remember thinking will my life ever be normal again. I sit here today, almost a year to the day when Bowen was born, and I can say it feels very normal. These moments will shape your future as well as both your little boys futures. I remember feeling so bad for our girls, but then someone reminded me that this was part of Gods plan for there life and He was shaping them as well. It felt so great to know that. I hope this is all making sense. Even though I went through many of the same things I still can't seem to find the right words. I don't know that there are any perfect words to say in these situations. The gravity is to enormous to put into words. If you need to talk I am here. Praying for you and thinking of you all the time!

Phoebe said...

Oh Mandy, the Lord's faithfulness to you and yours to him is such a testimony and encouragement. Praying for the dear little guy!

Rachel said...

we pray for you guys every day. tonight we were watching the video of him opening his eyes and avery turned to me and said, "God will make him better mommy." i'm praying for that too.

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