Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. I am happy to say that there isn't much going on around here other than taking care of sick kids! Monday I picked up Kayleigh from school, she wasn't feeling too hot that morning. She is better now thank the Lord! On Monday afternoon Maddie woke up from her nap with a temp of 100.2 and has been home from school ever since! Today she is missing her Valentine party at school, I don't think she has realized it just yet! I am the homeroom mom and have been busy getting everything ready for a party we won't attend! No fun! Hopefully she will start feeling better today. Craig has plans to take us girls out to dinner tonight! Isn't that sweet! Tonight we might have to order in if Maddie isn't feeling better. Several years ago Craig and I decided to make Valentine's Day about our whole family, instead of just about the two of us. I usually make dinner, get out the china and light candles and we just stay home and watch a movie and later head to Sonic for a sweetheart blast! It's been really fun for all of us.
Fletcher seems to be okay. I don't know the process of shingles, but I think they're about gone. I haven't been able to be at TCC much this week since Maddie is sick. So I haven't seen his nurse practitioner all week, though she has seen him. Right now, I'm just kind of in awe. Before we left the hospital (1/22/08) we were given the news that Fletcher would probably die within a matter of weeks. We were told to enjoy him and to keep him comfortable, by keeping his pain under control. Craig and I have been to two cemeteries, we have talked about a funeral and we have told our girls that Fletcher is going to die. That last week at the hospital was horrible and we have had to do some incredibly hard things. We have been back at TCC for 24 days, and Fletcher has been great. I was told last week that his electrolytes were text book perfect, meaning they have found a balance in maintaining them. He has been happy and playful. We have recently dubbed him the official greeter of Unit 7. He waves and blows kisses to everyone who walks into his unit. It's the sweetest thing ever. I do not know if the Lord has healed Fletcher, if the doctor's were wrong about the timeline, I just don't know. I will take what I am given and enjoy it as much as possible. I so want to believe the Lord has healed him but I'm also afraid to get my hopes up. This is a strange place for me emotionally. When I look at Fletcher I see a happy boy, not a dying boy. So, it's hard to believe the bad stuff. I am however, afraid to ask questions about his prognosis, if it's different, if maybe someone was wrong? Who knows? Only the Lord, apparently. I said a long time ago that only the Lord knows the number of Fletcher's days. I'm sticking with that!
I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day! I will post some pictures later. Be blessed!