Here is Noah tonight sleeping away. His swelling is going down but in the next pic you’ll see the BIG cheeks…
He’s learning to suck again, so he either works on the pacifier or on my pinkies.
This is him out like a light.
I had to sneak the pacifier out of his mouth to get the shot, but he’s in REM, so he didn’t mind. They are weening him from the Versed, a “memory narcotic”. He’s been on it over a month now, so we are grateful we’ll get to see our real man of God soon. The nutritionist has slowly changed his feedings to bolus feedings so his tummy can get used to food again. He’ll have his trache changed on Wednesday morning and we’ll likely move to the recovery floor later in the week. He’s so stinking CUTE! I even jumped in his crib! One of the nurses said they’ve had “bigger” mom’s do it, so, I climbed right in and spooned my boy!
People, I have to tell you, had Noah come home from the hospital post delivery and life had carried on without hiccups, I can honestly say, I would not have pursued God as passionately as I am now. I’m sorry Noah is in the PICU, but I am grateful to God for His graciousness to our family to love us so much to turn this around for His glory. Sickness is not from God. If you question that, look in His Word for yourself. Yes, I would have read him the Bible and prayed over him, but I would not have realized the magnitude of what is really going on here…God is calling a righteous generation to anticipate His return…Are we ready and ANTICIPATING Him or are we actually content with life on earth? Had things been “smooth” I know that my lamp would not have had oil in it (Matthew 25). I am humbled. Pray not only for Noah’s healing to be manifested but his generation and for your own, whichever you represent because we were not created to live on earth without being in God’s presence. God wants to be reunited with His creation. If you fear His return, ask God to bless you with His love because it is perfect and it casts out all fear. This week I am praying for all of us to be moved by God’s Spirit in prayer. I can’t wait to see how He leads!