Thank you Lori for updating the masses.....or the 5 people that perhaps still read this blog since I have been so neglectful of it....whicheva the case may be.
We are home.
Home of the brave
and land of the free from IV beeping at unheard hours of the night.
Joshua is doing great.
I keep saying that.
I think I need a word other than great.
I need a thesauraus.
Ok here we go.
Joshua is doing
formidable....oooo I like that one
"How is Joshua doing?"
"Formidable! Thanks for asking!"
We had quite the day last Tuesday....errr... Monday?.....err Wednesday?.....I dunno.
Time escapes me.
As Lori so eloquently told the story, we almost had two kids in two hospitals two hours apart.
It takes a lot to rattle me....but I'll tell ya. That about did it.
But alas, Jordan did not have appendicitis and has since bounced back from whatever it was he did have.
Joshua's infection is ever so slowly beginning to clear up.
Massive amounts of IV antibiotics and a silver patch seem to be working.
I had no idea that silver was an antimicrobial.
He has a little patch on the outside of the infected area that is taking care of the infection from the exterior whilst the antibiotics work their magic from the inside.
It looked pretty yucky early last week but now is beginning to heal.
Did you want to see that?
Is that gross?
We are still having a hard time getting skin to grow over his now open wound but that will come at some point.
He's really not feeling well
He feels amazing!....errr....formidable!
He still continues to fit into our family beautifully.
The jump from 6 to 7 kids hasn't really phased us.
It's an extra plate at the table
It's more hugs to give
It's one more carseat.
But man oh man I can't help but think about had we missed out on the privilege to parent him and get him the medical care he needed...
I shudder to think.
The only real issue we have run into thus far is that he has to pee a few times a night and instead of getting up out of his bed to go he prefers to lay there and fake cry/scream to wake me up to go with him.
I may or may not have taken to bribing him with a piece of candy the following day if he gets up by himself.
Parenting at it's finest.
But I can neither confirm nor deny the aforementioned candy incident(s).
But I feel my blogging bug coming back.
More updates a comin.
In other news,
you simply must head over here.
And enter to win yoself a brand new video camera.
The proceeds from this raffle will help 3 people that are pretty special to me and have a huge heart for the orphan.
A new video camera
And helping the orphans of this world.
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