Saturday, July 26, 2008


It's so fabulously quiet in the PICU. Right now our goal is simply to increase Timmy's feedings without any seizures or vomiting. Sounds simple enough, right? I guess we'll see. Timmy is fighting some nasal congestion in addition to everything else, but at least in the PICU he can sleep after the tiring experience of having his nose suctioned out.

Daddy was here with us for a good part of the day, of course.  We took turns holding Timmy's hand and helping him get some much-needed rest.  Tonight we have a nurse who seems to understand my obsession with a good night's sleep, so that is always fabulous.  Timmy still has a lot of little sensors glued to his head, so that if he has a seizure, we can get a better idea of what is going on.  He looks pretty funny.  But he hasn't had any seizures since the afternoon that we arrived in the PICU.

Other than being congested, he has been doing pretty well today.  They were successful at putting in the central line yesterday so he should not need to be poked anymore. Yay!


  • Thanks for the encouragement in my faith provided by other parents and nurses and doctors here.
  • Thanks for quiet and energy-building sleep.
  • That God would use this situation to strengthen us and bless others.
  • For continued wisdom and rest and peace.
  • Thanks for a visit with my mom, who arrives tomorrow; for safe travel and that we would be able to be a great encouragement to one another.


Anonymous said...

have fun with mom! i will be thinking of all of you. Wish i was there with you, Aunt Beth

Anonymous said...

Okay, you said "he looks pretty funny" but we need a picture! Any word yet on when you'll all be going home?

Anonymous said...

We're feeling very far away, but our prayers hold you close to our Father who holds Timmy is His loving hands.

We'd love to talk when you have a moment...916-300-3935

K & L

Anonymous said...

Oh, so glad to hear they got the central line in and no more sticking will be needed...and that you're enjoying quiet so that he can sleep.

Donna Stark

Anonymous said...

Dear Lara,

I spent lots of time sitting by Big Bear Lake...praying and thinking about you all. I wanted to share my most favorite verse with you.

Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shelters him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders. Deu 33:12.

When you're tired and scared and ready to give up, just picture yourself laying across the Lord's back and grabbing around his neck. While you're laying across his shoulders, he will carry you through whatever lays ahead.

We will continue to pray for peace and rest.

God Bless,
Julie Ross

Anonymous said...

I raise Timmy, Marshal, and you up to the Lord daily. May you continue to have strength and wisdom from the Lord daily.

Love you,