Wednesday, October 10, 2007

October 10th

Although Jack continues to pee, the swelling is sticking around. He is working really hard to get better and we love him more each day. He has had to withstand incessant suctioning of his little nose all day and has been such a champ. We can't imagine how uncomfortable he must feel sometimes. It is incredible that he is usually able to calm himself down when he gets angry and most of the time do it without the help of medication. The nurses are so good to him even though certain activities like this make him really upset. Jack continues to receive among other medicines, two different diuretics and hydrocortisone to help his kidneys. The numbers that are used to measure kidney function usually lag behind the changes that occur, however the numbers have started to head in the right direction after his struggles the last couple of weeks for which we are relieved. Hopefully he is busy storing his energy for what lays ahead of him. We are so thankful to all of you for the prayers being offered on our behalf.


Mike said...

This is a poem that I thought you guys might like....were praying for Jacks recovery.
Mike & Rebecca Patton
I Will Make Your Heart Whole Again

It's a beautiful day up in heaven. Jesus is rounding up his tiniest
angels, to go live on earth, and be born. One of the sweetest angels
says to Jesus "I don't want to leave, I like it here, and I will miss
you". He reassures the scared little angel that everything will be
okay, and that she is just going for a visit. She is still not swayed
on this idea. So Jesus kneels down, and says, "How about if you leave
half of your heart here with me and take the other half with you, will
that be okay?" The angel smiles and says, "I guess that will work".
But the little angel is still a little scared. She asks, “Will I be
okay with only half of my heart?" Jesus replies,” Of course you will, I
have other angels there that will help out, and you will be fine."
Then Jesus gives the angel more details about his plan. He says "When
you are born, your mommy will be scared, so you have to be strong, and
when you feel weak just remember that I have the other half of your
heart". "Enjoy your time with your family, play and laugh everyday."
"And when its time to come back to heaven, I will make your heart
whole again. Always remember that you are not broken, just torn
between two loves."

Author unknown

The Bastian Family said...

Dear Nelsons, We've kept ourselves updated on Jack's progress and we're happy to see some progress. How wonderful it must have been to hold your little boy! Our family sends love to yours. We will keep you in our prayers.

Wright Family said...

Just want you to know that we are still thinking about and praying for you guys and little Mr. Jack. He is an amazing little guy and we love him so much too. Bobby & Jen Wright

JT & Lizzie Davis said...

WE LOVE YOU AND BABY JACK! We can't say it enough. We are thinking and praying for you.

Our Little Fam said...

I heard about Jack awhile ago, and have had you guys in my thoughts and prayers. I have just recently joined the blogging world so I am now able to keep up on how things are going. You guys are amazing. I am so glad to hear that he has been showing improvements that is so wonderful. Know that Jack is in my prayers.
Lida (Clapier) Ripplinger

Janette said...

Maybe Jack is under the impression that puffiness is in??? Maybe he just needs a fashion consultant. He's so sweet though that we'll over look his out of style nose tubes. What a cutie pie. We're still praying!