Stan and I have been sick and not able to visit Declan, and it’s been tough not seeing him regularly. So today I’m well and I got to see Declan! Brady and I went to the hospital this morning. Brady brought Declan a bear and Declan loved it!
Brady was thrilled to have some fun time with Mommy while I got to play with Declan. He was mostly smiling today, but the episodic bouts of discomfort are still coming and it’s tough to watch. Declan also got sick once while I was there and that’s tough to watch as well, but somehow he always bounces right back and starts cooing and smiling again.
Mom gave me a tutorial on how to manuver the IV pole and the stroller and I took him on a stroller ride through the halls and even went out in the courtyard for a little while when Mommy and Brady were in the playroom (Brady loves that playroom – I gotta check it out for some hints for Nana’s house). When we got back to the room I got to hold and rock Declan before the occupational therapist came in to put him to work with his exercises. He is doing so much better at holding up his head and reaching for toys. It’s good to see him making progress in spite of everything.
Another wonderful mom came in with her little boy to talk about the hospital in Houston, she had so many wonderful things to say about the people, the facility and the atmosphere of hope there. It felt so good to hear these positive messages! Thanks Susie and John for the visit today. So, today was a good day — also Declan and Cole’s 9month birthday, hard to believe! It’s also Aunt Kay’s birthday, Happy Birthday Aunt Kay!
Declan is still a very sick little boy and I ask that you all continue to pray with us. I know that through prayer all things are possible – (James 5:14) Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. I believe that prayer will bring the miracle and I thank all of you for your continued prayers and support.