Sunday, November 11, 2012

Progress is Progress :)

Big things have been happening around here! Owen is about 7 months post transplant and is just now beginning to show interest in eating by mouth. I'll say, I've had some discouraging days as I had hoped this portion of his development would pick up quickly. However, progress is progress after all and he's doing much better than he was even just a few weeks ago!

It was as if one day it all just "clicked" for him and he realized food really is good! Thank you for those that have been praying for this part of Owen's development. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't pray over Owen, asking God to implant in him the desire to eat.

He has been enjoying a little Chick Fil a (who wouldn't eat that?!), sweet potato fries, cinnamon toast, Pb&J, Honey Buns, Cheese Pretzels, Pizza, Buttered Rolls, Steamed Carrots and is starting to enjoy drinking milk. I am literally beaming with pride as I type this! Oh, and please don't judge all the organic healthy foods I'm serving....I would let him eat chocolate all day if it would advance his munching skills! ;)

First PB&J with Milk
Buttery Roll :)
Chicken Nuggets and Fries

It is amazing to see Owen changing daily and learning and growing. In fact, at our last check up Owen's measurements showed that he has grown 1/2 an inch in just one month! To say that Owen is a busy bee would be a complete understatement. He is a tornado. And never.stops.moving. But I love it! He is crawling, cruising and climbing on everything!



Abel is doing wonderful as well. Although I could be slightly biased, he may just be the best baby on Earth. Not joking. He rarely cries. And not only he does he not cry, he just smiles all the time. He is the most laid back, easy going baby I've ever seen! He loves watching Owen play, and it's possible he might be a TV watcher like big brother as well. :) He most definitely enjoys eating and would rather stay "topped off" on full than get too close to empty! He is just growing by the minute, I so wish I could stop time for a bit, these baby days pass far too quickly!

Thanks for keeping up with our little family! We apprecaite each prayer said on behalf of Owen and our famliy and we are blessed each day in seeing the faithfulness of God's hand at work in Owen's development. We cheerish each of you! Owen has some big testing coming up December which will result in big decisions by our doctors. Testing will be done to check the reflux of Owen's left (naitive) kidney and a decision will be made as to deciding if removing the kidney is necessary. If the kidney is poisng a risk, of course we want it removed. However, sending your sweet baby back for surgery never, ever gets easier and I just don't think I'm ready to do it again. Please be in prayer for our doctors, as they make their decision and that the Lord will prepare and guide my heart to know that He is leading us on the journey and He has been, and will always be, faithful.

Psalm 119:89-90
"Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. Your faithfulness continues through all generations; You established the earth, and it endures."