time for nutrition

Good morning! Our little guy decided 4:30 would be a great time to start the day although I wasn’t overly excited when I saw the time. Ryan is getting his PICC placed at 8:30 this morning then we will start the TPN. We will try to give him some more Pedialyte through his feeding tube today, and if he is able to absorb it we will keep doing the fluid challenge. If he doesnt digest it, the doctors will think about doing a scope. He is doing well otherwise and doesn’t appear to be in pain. When they place the PICC they will also draw the IGG and IGE labs that will be back later this week and hopefully tell us why his skin is hyper sensitive.

Travis is home with the older kids who are holding up under all this stress. They each are having moments when their emotions all come undone but overall they seem to be OK. It helps that they have had a lot of time with grandparents lately. Travis is full weight bearing now and is in a walking boot. His foot is still very swollen now almost three weeks out from surgery and he is still having some pain but he’s getting along OK. We will all be so happy when we can be home as a full family again. I’m ready for the normal mundane even if it’s going to now include Ryan being hooked up to an IV. It will just be a new normal and eventually we’ll get used to it.

I just have to keep telling myself God knows what we need before we even know we need it. He is faithful to provide and I am thankful I don’t have to worry about the next step in this journey. It’s still hard emotionally but knowing there is a bigger picture, a greater purpose I simply can’t see brings a huge sense of relief. Travis and I could never walk this life  together and maintain our deep love and commitment for each other without our faith.

Isaiah 41:10 ~ Fear not, for I am with you. I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

3 thoughts on “time for nutrition

  1. Kim,

    I want you to know Danelle and I continue to pray regularly for you, Ryan and your whole family! The updates help us know how to pray more specifically. We are praying most of all for a resolution to Ryan’s digestive issue; I know this has been such a difficult road. Your perspective, even in the midst of all this, is so encouraging – we can’t see God’s greater purpose right now, but He is in control, He’s good and He is faithful. I know that somehow “God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:19) Hang in there. I believe Pastors Mark and Scott will be swinging by to see you guys tomorrow.

    By His Grace,
    Steve Mills

  2. Kim, you know you guys are loved by so many people and you guys brings me closer to my Lord, by seeing y’alls strong faith. Thank you.

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