Thursday, January 17, 2008

Another good day...

Fletcher has had three consecutive good days! We are so grateful for these good times and we are cherishing every moment we can with him. Fletcher is still in the PICU his respiratory problems are much better. His electrolytes are still low but they are leveling out. TCC wants Fletcher off of the IV electrolytes for 48 to 72 hours before he can return. He hasn't had any IV electrolytes in two days! He will stay in the PICU over the weekend and if all goes well he'll go back to TCC on Monday.

Even though Fletcher is in the PICU we have enjoyed seeing our friends there. The nurses and RTs have taken such great care of him. They truly love this sweet boy. Some of the new (to us) nurses and RTs have fallen in love with him, too. I have been told several times that they have heard about Fletcher for the last two years and they are enjoying getting to know him. Lots of his care givers from TCC have visited him in the PICU. It's been very sweet to see a glimpse of how many lives Fletcher has touched in just three years. Though he can't speak, he is teaching us so much.

We would appreciate your continued prayers. I'm ready to be back at TCC, but I'm also very nervous. I keep telling myself to be in today and trust him to Jesus. It's hard. I also remind myself that only the Lord knows the number of Fletcher's days. I just want to make the most of them!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this the place where he is on their Wall of Fame? I forget...We are praying for Fletcher!
Janet, Garrett, Garrett Michael Lalli (A's off at college)!

Michelle said...

glad to hear about another great day! you are always in our prayers and continued love and blessings!
Millie and Fam

Anonymous said...

We are praying for each of you. We love you all.
take care and enjoy each moment
KeriJo and kiddos

Stephanie said...

I am so happy that he has been happy. I know that makes the day a little easier for you. He is a sweet boy and so STRONG! Love you!

Kristi said...

I am glad to hear that you are having wonderful moments with your little guy! We love you! Kristi

shataylor said...

You are making the most of them Denise. Thanks for keeping us informed; the pictures of him smiling are especially sweet :) We are keeping you all in our prayers.
-Shannon, Steve, Zeke, & Elijah

Kristin's Blog said...

I hate that Fletcher has to be back at Baptist, but we have had fun "snogging" all over him! He is such a sweet boy and so much fun to play with!

Mayhem And Miracles said...

I was struck by this post how the Bible speaks of "the least of these." I have learned so much about how much we are taught of those who seem to be the ones most in need. But instead their lives are amazing Godly examples of the extent of our own needs. What a blessed calling! And what a privilege to pray for sweet Fletcher.....and for you.

Sniz said...

Denise, I think about you and your difficult journey a lot. I'm praying for Fletcher right now. I hope he's back at TCC soon.