Sunday, April 02, 2006

Afternoon at the park, Fresh feeding tube blood

Here's a picture of Denise's first time at the park with the kids since coming home. You can see the PICC line still in her left arm, and the end of the feeding tube dangling out from under her shirt. As time marches on, the likelihood that those can safely be removed increases. We didn't get to church today (no, we didn't miss the time change). Jacob's much better, but still had a fever this morning & we didn't want him to expose any of the other Sunday school kids to his sickness. Denise helped prep a meal, clean up, fold laundry... all these "everyday" tasks are building strength & endurance for her. She had some fresh blood at the feeding tube insertion site. Other than that, she's doing well. I'm trying to sleep, but I wake up at her every cough, sigh, snort, click... whatever. Really, she's not that noisy a sleeper. I'm just paranoid and check to see if she's OK every time I hear a sound. We've got a couple important appointments early this week, so we'd appreciate your continuing to pull for Denise. We'd like to hear some good news from the infectious disease doctor in particular.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What fun...a day at the park. Such a normal thing to do on a nice day, but in this is a miracle that it happened. Don't worry, the prayers for the well being of your whole family will not cease. In fact, I for one, do hope that you keep this blog going for a good while. Those of us at a distance really have no other way of knowing how Denise is doing and she has become such an important part of my daily ritual, either praying or checking for updates. I am sure everyone else feels the same way. So, keep the good news coming. AC

April 02, 2006 10:16 PM  
Anonymous Beki said...

AC expresses it pretty well for me, too! Glad for all the good news.

April 02, 2006 10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I echo the previous two comments. Keep the blog coming; we're keeping the prayers going up!

April 03, 2006 6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto! ditto! ditto!
They said it all!
Praises, and honor and glory to God! You are truly an awesome God!

April 03, 2006 8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! What a blessing and joy to see Denise with the kids at the park! We are so thrilled and praising the Lord with you. And our prayers will continue to ask for Denise to be completely recovered.

April 03, 2006 2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMEN to all the above sentiments. Thank you Lord Jesus for the precious care you have given each member of this family and please help Phil to rest in Your continued care for them.

Thank you for the special blessing revealed this park picture of Denise and the kids.

Athens, GA

April 03, 2006 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You look great! It's such a joy to see you outside with the kids. I'm keeping you all in prayer!

April 03, 2006 9:25 PM  
Blogger mary quesada said...

AWESOME!!!!!!! we are so happy to read this blog and that denise is finally home - and for good!!!

we will continue to pray for all of you and that denise continues to regain her health and your family life can come to some kind of 'normalsy'.

the quesadas: mary, john, kastell, and lexine

April 03, 2006 9:26 PM  
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April 03, 2006 9:29 PM  

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