Colby Dancing

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

He Did It!

This evening, Colby, Margaret and I were visiting with our neighbors Deann, Parker and Kinley. While we were there some friends Patrick, Lindsey and John Patrick (who is a couple weeks older than Colby) stopped by. Colby was having fun watching all the kids. We were talking about how he could not figure out how to roll over, his elbow kept getting stuck underneath him. While we were all sitting there talking Colby was on his back and would you believe it, he rolled over!!!!! Everyone in the room was watching him try to roll over and we all cheered when he finally did it. Next up, sitting up on his own.

Colby is now 14 lbs and growing like a weed. He is eating some baby food now. He is not too crazy about carrots but loves his sweet potatoes. He is doing so much better now that he has his tubes in. Much happier baby these days. (Much Happier Mommy too!!) Now if we could just get him on a napping schedule and sleeping through the night we will be doing good. He truly is a blessing to us and we are so very thankful to be able to spend each day watching him learn and grow.

We have so much to be thankful for in 2008 and we are looking forward to 2009 and a lot of firsts. His first crawl, walk, words, teeth and all that good stuff. We are so thankful for all of our friends and family and for all the memories we have made this past year. We are looking forward to many more in 2009. We hope that everyone has a very Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tubes Are Done

Colby had his tubes put in this morning and everything went well. The surgery was over before we knew it and we were back home by 8:00a.m. The doctor said that he still had a little bit of fluid behind his ears so that it was good that we decided to go ahead and put the tubes in. Colby is doing o.k. He has been a little fussy today but boy does he have his appetite back. We are hoping that he gets a good night sleep and that by tomorrow morning he will be a happy camper. Thanks for all your thoughtful emails and prayers.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tubes Tomorrow

Well, early tomorrow morning we will be heading to Children's South for Colby to have tubes put in his ears. He has had 4 double ear infections back to back so the ENT said that he needed to go ahead and have tubes put in or else he would just keep getting ear infections. So tomorrow morning we have to be at the hospital at 5:45a.m. and his surgery is scheduled for 6:30a.m. They said that the surgery itself will only last about 15-20 minutes and he will be in recovery about 30 minutes before they bring him back into the room to us. I know that this is a quick and easy surgery but I am still nervous about handing him over to the nurses and him being put under anesthesia. We are hoping and praying that everything goes well and that Colby feels much better afterwards. We will let you know how everything goes. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Completely Humbled!

So I was sitting in the waiting room with Colby at his GI doctor's office thinking about how tired and stressed I was because this was our 4th doctor's appointment this week, all of which we had to wait at least 1-2 hours in the waiting room, and Colby was fussy and next to me was this 11 year old girl and her mom. They started asking me how old Colby was and the little girl(Jordan) was talking to Colby and asking me why we were there. I explained to her that he has reflux and that he had an upper GI done last week and that we were here for the results and to talk to the Dr. more about his reflux. I continue to sit there just feeling sorry for Colby and everything that he has been through already and getting really tired of waiting rooms and I start talking to Jordan about why she is at the doctor. She and her mother explain to me that Jordan has Chromes disease, colitis, and severe acid reflux. My heart just melted. Jordan continues to tell me all about her situation and how sick she is all the time and her mom just looked so tired. Her mom explained to me that Jordan was up 4 out of 7 nights of the week doubled over in pain for 1 year until they finally found Dr. King and he diagnosed her. Before that some Drs. thought that she may have bone cancer, some said it was all in her head, they really didn't know what was going on. Her mom said that she is doing better now but that she is on a lot of medicine and steroids. Jordan proceeded to tell me about her best friend who was 10 years old who is at Children's because he has leukemia and just had a bone marrow transplant. Jordan was telling me all about this boy's condition and how his white blood cell count was slowly coming back up and how no one could go see him because of his low immune system. Again, my heart melts. Here I am feeling frustrated because we are having to wait so long to see all these docs. and here is this 11 year old girl who drove an hour and a half to see this doctor and this little boy in the hospital who is so sick and can't even see his family. I am truly humbled by their strength, patience and courage. And all this time Jordan is just talking and playing with Colby and being so sweet.
So I wanted to ask that this holiday season you all pray for Jordan and her family and for the little boy in the hospital with leukemia. Jordan's mom was struggling with trying to decide if she should pull her out of school and home school her because she misses so much and the school was giving her a hard time about that. So please pray for healing and comfort for Jordan and wisdom and peace for Jordan's parents. And please pray for a miraculous recovery for Jordan's friend in the hospital and that he will continue to improve and that his family will be able to be with him soon. I can't imagine going through either of these situations and am in awe of the strength and courage of these children and their parents. This just reminds me to be so thankful that we have eachother and to be thankful for the people we have in our lives. I know sometimes life is rough and our situation that we are going through at that time may seem terrible but just remember as Jordan's mom told her "hey, it could be worse". There are so many people out there who are truly suffering and in need of a miraculous recovery. Please Pray!

Romans 12:12- " Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer,"

Completely Humbled,

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tubes It Is :-(

Well we went back to the ENT today because Colby has double ear infections again and he decided that we need to go ahead and put tubes in. Colby did not pass his hearing test in the right ear but they think that is because he has a lot of fluid in that ear. So next Thursday morning our little man will get tubes :( I have mixed feelings about it because I know that he will be much happier and feel much better afterwards but at the same time I don't want him to have to undergo anesthesia. The doctor said that it is light anesthesia so that is good.
We would like to ask you all to please pray for our little one next Thursday that everything will go smoothly and for his mommy and daddy to be strong.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Colby needs your vote!!!!!

Hey Everyone, Marg entered Colby into a baby photo contest. Please forward this to your friends and family. Here is the link. Please vote.

Here is the picture that was entered: