He is 6 months old!
It’s hard to believe that a whole HALF OF A YEAR has gone by already with this precious little mister.
We’ve had a busy month, that’s for sure.
A couple of weeks ago, the Happy Baby got horribly sick.
It started out as the sniffles (courtesy of big brother :-)), and then graduated to bronchiolitis, which made the Happy Baby cough so hard he threw up everything he ate.
He lost an entire month and a half’s worth of weight gain in a matter of days.
And ended up with a double ear-infection along with a cocktail of medicines to help him survive such a terrible blow to his immune system.
I kind of freaked out.
The Happy Hubby had to take me to dinner and have a Comin’ to Jesus Meeting with me where he really challenged me to (once again) fully surrender our child to the Lord (don’t know what I’d do without you, Big Hunny).
It seems that I put him in the basket and then pick him up out of it like 3 seconds later.
Oh, to get it through my thick head that GOD IS IN CONTROL! That God loves the Happy Baby more than me! That He knows what He is doing…
So I opened my arms out to the Lord and gave up my fear, anxiety, desperate need to control/understand things, etc. for the 4,398th time.
I am not even kidding when I tell you that just a few days later, the Happy Baby started CHUGGING his bottles.
I mean, draining them dry, people!
He is now taking like 6-7 ounces at every feeding!
Once we got through the cough and he could actually keep his food down, the weight he had lost came back rather quickly.
I haven’t had to wrestle him with a bottle for several days now.
It’s been amazing.
The Happy Hubby and I are cautious, however… Things could change at any moment, but we are praising God for what He is doing today.
One thing, though, is that through the sickness, we realized that the Happy Baby’s feeding tube is deteriorating – which means we will need to have another surgery to get a more permanent/fancier tube placed.
It is a major bummer because he will have to be sedated again, but on the plus side, the new tube will actually look more like a little belly button instead of this long, dangly thing that the Happy Baby now thinks is a toy.
I am serious – I almost had heart failure the other day when I was changing his diaper and his little hands descended on the tube and pulled with such great force I thought his intestines were going to fly out and across the room.
The surgery is scheduled for the 18th of October – will you join me in prayer for that day? Asking God to let it be an easy procedure – with no set-backs like his last one. I will keep updates coming on the Facebook page…
In the meantime, the Happy Baby is just that – happy. Even when he was so sick – barfing left and right – he’d look up at me with his sweet little grin and while I was panicking about all the throw up, God comforted me with my little one’s winsome personality.
He sure is a warrior.
Y’all are the best prayer partners a blogger could ask for! 🙂