Monday, April 22, 2013

Fletcher's Fans

For those of you that don't know Fletcher has a Facebook page called Fletcher's Fans. It has over 7000 fans. I have closed it for now, not deleted, but closed it. I was posting a picture of him and a small update everyday until about a month ago. There are some really sick people in this world and they like to comment on pictures of Fletcher. Not just comment but make threats and say some of the most vile things about my sweet, innocent little boy. They are also taking the pictures of Fletcher off of his page and putting them out there in cyber space and asking people to caption Fletcher's picture.I feel completely violated and will not put myself through this. And yes, I realize there are many people that Fletcher is touching their lives. And they are touching our lives.  I know there are way more good people out there than bad but in this case the few bad apples, which really aren't a few there are hundreds of people hating on my son, and they have spoiled the whole bunch. One girl asked if Fletcher was the devil. One man said he wanted to rape Fletcher. I cringe every time I get a notification that someone has commented on one of Fletcher's pictures. I tried posting a picture of Fletcher just once a week. Those people are still out there and they are still making vile comments about Fletcher. Two nights ago I put a picture of Fletcher on his page and before I closed it that one picture had over 13,000 likes which is highly unusual and very suspicious. People were sharing his picture on their pages calling Fletcher names and asking what 'it' is. So for now the page is closed. I may make a private one but for now I just need peace of mind.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

So thankful...

Seven years ago today we admitted Fletcher to The Children's Center (TCC). That day is a blur to me and also a day I'll never forget. We were handing him over to people who knew nothing about him and didn't love him like we did. When I think back on those days, Fletcher was really, really sick. So sick it was scary. It's a true miracle that he is alive and doing so well. I know the Lord was with us in the decision to place Fletcher at TCC. I also know that the Lord has used that place to save his life many times. I also know Fletcher would not be doing as well as he is today if it weren't for TCC. The nurses, RT's and all the therapists have made the difference in his life.

Six or eight months ago we were approached by our nurse practitioner about bringing Fletcher home to live with us for good. So, the process to bring Fletcher was started. We set a date for October 5, 2012. Well as you know that date has passed. Right before we were set to bring Fletcher home, our insurance decided that they would not pay for nursing care in our home for Fletcher. So, we had to file an appeal with the insurance company. Well, we found out today that  the we won the appeal and they will be paying for nursing!!! So, tomorrow we meet with social services to work  out the details of home health and all the equipment we'll need. We are over the top excited and can't wait to bring Fletcher home. We'd appreciate your prayers as we make this huge transition. It's going to be hard but it will be worth it. Please pray for the nurses who will be coming into our home to care for Fletcher that will be competent and will treat him with respect and dignity. I know as soon as we have a good routine going it will get easier. Thank you so much for your love and support!