Sunday, March 21, 2010

SLOW BUT GOOD PROGRESS!

Witt has had a comfortable day. He's been awake a little more. He is requiring lots of suctioning of both his nose and mouth. May I just say my definition of "success" has been forever altered! Success now depends on how much mucus is suctioned out of Witt's nose and mouth. One great way to measure that success is the noise it makes going down the suction tube...yuk!!! Witt continues the somewhat slow progress towards moving to the 7th floor and eventually going home. He is still needing extra doses of diuretic to get his fluid levels down. Before he can go home he will need to be on a consistent dosage of diuretics. That will all be worked on over the next few of weeks as well as the training for Mel and Austan. I want to say again how amazing our God is. It is humanly impossible to achieve the peace and joy that consistently surrounds Witt. There are tears but God quickly wipes them away with His peace. Mel and Austan are not just making it through this. No, God is blessing them with abundant life...different life but still abundant!!

Witt is opening his eyes more and more!
He's trying the pacifier again...
back to wearing clothes...
AND being held by Melanie!!!!!
(I see her smile and say: "Praise You, Lord!)

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7 comments:

Raley Family Blog said...

Praise the Lord for progress!!! I am so happy that Mel is able to hold her boy again! That smile says it all. Love you guys.

Nancy said...

Beautiful, blessed boy!
XO-Cadou

sonja said...

Mel and Witt, a perfect Sunday morning picture, right next to my office window which got covered with snow during the night!

Hugs!

Sonja

Shelley said...

So glad to hear of Witt's progress...praising God for it...blessings

kristin fulghum said...

love those baby legs!!

countrycharisma said...

Another reason to praise the Lord!!
Thank you for sharing; Witt and family continually in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what was said but if anything negative was put in your direction they should be ashamed of themselves. People of any and all beliefs should be hoping, thinking and praying for Witt. He is a beautiful boy with a beautiful family and his mother is one of the strongest women in the world. I've been following for over a year now but haven't commented. I check on him everyday and get concerned when there's not a new post. I don't share the same beliefs your family does but this boy and his health and happiness and that of his family is precious to me. I just wanted to let you know that there's many others out here silently supporting you guys.