Monday, August 28, 2006

Home again Home again


We are home. Leif's surgery was Wednesday August 23. It was about 2-3 hours long. He was pale and swollen when we first saw him and remained that way for a few days. That was terrible. He also cried a whole new cry, and looked stoned out of his head. He was not himself. He was on a morphine drip...My little 3 month old son was on a morphine drip. Heartache. By day three, his morphine dose had been almost entirely reduced and Leif could focus again. He was still in heaps of pain...as you would be if your intestines were pulled out your ass. But his pain has been decreasing daily. The first spontaneous poo of his life was in the early hours of the 25th. It hurt him and was just bloody...but it's become more normal since then. We took a picture of a full nappy. He even does little farts! It's very exciting! We are home now. God has shown Himself mighty in this adventure. We prayed that Leif would not have a colostomy replaced. It was closed! We prayed that his IV would last the whole time. It did! We prayed that he wouldn't get any infections. He didn't. We prayed that he would have a quick recovery. He is!
Thank you to all who prayed...We were carried as on the wings of eagles in this time of great fear.

7 comments:

Miss Nikki said...

oh erika... what a ride hey! so, so glad to see that you are all home together again. Little Leif is just a champ... can't wait to give him (and you) a hug soon... maybe even change a nappy ;)

Lydia said...

praise God!!! i can't imagine all you have gone through, what a test of faith! praying for you guys as you begin to "exhale".
aaron and lyd

The Crystal Sea said...

big woooohoooo from northern michigan! we all here who have been praying are in full rejoice mode tonight! what a doll! you all look like a family

elnellis said...

praise God. we can't wait to meet the lil' guy!
enjoy him!

Anonymous said...

ya that picture brings warm fuzzy to my face. rest in that bed and never come out. ok?

thoutenhoofds said...

HI Erica, I saw your blog link on the bro/sis update. You have a beautiful son and I praise Jesus for his hand of protection on your family. I'll keep checking your blog to see his progress. I have 2 little boys, Stephen 1 and Josiah 1 month, and I can't imagine the journey your heart has been on lately. Being a mom is beautiful and extreamly painful all at the same time. with blessings, courtney thoutenhoofd (camic) 3n

thoutenhoofds said...

HI Erica, I saw your blog link on the bro/sis update. You have a beautiful son and I praise Jesus for his hand of protection on your family. I'll keep checking your blog to see his progress. I have 2 little boys, Stephen 1 and Josiah 1 month, and I can't imagine the journey your heart has been on lately. Being a mom is beautiful and extreamly painful all at the same time. with blessings, courtney thoutenhoofd (camic) 3n