Monday, October 3, 2011

He's off Bypass!

Giddy up.
Here we go.

The scurry rate outside and inside his room has increased exponentially.
So here I sit.
Blogging in a vain effort to keep my mind distracted less I dissolve into a pile of sobbing goo.
My fingernails are long gone
I have compulsively organized all of his clothes and toys
I may have to chew on someone else's fingernails to rid myself of this nervous energy.
Never mind.
That's gross.

They are putting in the chest tubes, closing him up, doing an echo and getting him all ready to be sent upstairs.
Our sweet boy will arrive back into the PICU in about an hour.  

Never have I been this nervous.
Not having a baby
not having twins
not adopting

Things are about to get a little bit interesting up in here.

So thankful that HE has gone before us in this
because really,
I have no stinkin clue what the heck I am doing. 

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7


  1. Thinking and praying for your family, you and especially Joshua!

    Thanks for the updates. I always enjoy reading them and am so encouraged by seeing you live out your faith.

  2. Incredible! Love the update and excited to watch God continue to rock it!

  3. Our prayers have been and are with you today. Take care and thanks for keeping us updated.

  4. Lots of praying going on in Springfield, IL, Sonia!

  5. Continuing to keep you all in prayer!

  6. Goosebumps, hopeful, teary, nervous- continuing to pray!

  7. Thanks for the update, continuing to pray sweet friend, for your little man and for his mama.

    Thank you Lord that You are there in that place! Thank you for going ahead of Joshua, thank you for keeping him hidden under the shelter of your wing. Lord, bring healing . . . and pink fingers and toes and lips, in Jesus's Mighty name, Amen!

    Love you friend,


  8. Take a moment to exhale, cry, and praise God! :) Remember that this ride is a roller coaster and to take one second at a time. Things may be bumpy the next few days while they "tweak" the machines and meds. That is very normal. Please call me if you need someone to talk to or if you need me to come to "The Swamp" :) to give you a minute to get outside for a minute or would like some yummy food or a chocolate run from somewhere... we would love to do that for you. So thankful for this day that he is on the other side of surgery. PRAISE THE LORD!

  9. PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Found your blog and read up......and stand AMAZED at God's MIRACLES that are beyond words!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PRAYING for even more miracles!!!!!!!!! :) Oh wow!!!!!

  10. Praying for your sweet boy!!!!!!!!!

  11. Since we don't live very far away- PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU NEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Praying!! Can't wait for the next update!

  13. Continuing to pray and hoping for a great update!

  14. Praying for painless healing for your handsome boy and peace for his Momma.

  15. Been away from my computer all day, but praying for your boy all day long!!! Can't wait to see him on the other side of all this!!!!

  16. Lord, You have summoned Joshua by name and he belongs to you. When he passes through the waters, be with him; when he passes through the rivers, do not let them sweep him away. When he walks through the fire, do not let him be burned. And when Joshua emerges from these trials, let him know that you are the Lord, that you are his God, that you are the Holy One of Israel, and that you are his SAVIOR. (Isaiah 43:1-3)
    love and prayers from the joneses

  17. I haven't been online much today, but I have been praying for you!! Love and hugs!!

  18. Been praying for you and JJ today. It's easier reading the blog after reading the good news on facebook! :) Hugs! Praising God!!!

  19. We are thinking of you all tonight and cannot wait to hear great news tomorrow!
    Stacey, Ray and Zhao Lei (from Hangzhou)

  20. Praying that Mama and Joshua are having a good day!

  21. You have been in my thoughts and prayers today.

  22. Not stalking the blog. Nope, not stalking at all. Just praying you are safe and sound with an already healing cutie pie by your side! :)

  23. Praying, Praying Praying and stalking your blog!

  24. Praying in Az for JJ today!!

  25. Praying that no news is good news.

  26. Hope all is well with JJ!!

  27. Have been so worried that we haven't heard any news. I know your focus is on JJ, so praying that since the 'return' to surgery that everything is ok and he is starting to get rid of tubes & feeling a little better every day.