Saturday, October 24, 2009
Rachael Sick? Tube Woes
Jimmie and Justin are fine, but Rachael isn't feeling well. She has a slight sore throat and some congestion. Pray for her that she gets over it quickly and that nobody else catches it.
Jimmie is starting to be more receptive of other solids. He has been loving peas the last couple of days. Both plain peas and peas with brown rice. He really is doing very well with solids. Early Monday morning is when they will take his tube out. Rachael is trying not to dread it. She is actually excited about starting on the weaning process, but she is *not* looking forward to the stress of Jimmie being hungry or thirsty.
Getting rid of that tube would just be so amazing. It's so hard to keep Jimmie from pulling it out. The other morning he pulled it out and ripped the tape off of his face. He cried and cried. Then it took a few tries to get it back in and that is always painful for Jimmie as well. Rachael and Jimmie came over to my house right after that whole fiasco and both of them looked so sad and upset it broke my heart. I took Jimmie out of his seat and held him close and kissed his little cheeks as I told him, "It'll all be okay. It'll be better some day-- little man". Rachael and Justin are just so sick of that whole thing happening and sick of watching Jimmie being hurt by that tube. They are very much "suck it up and deal with it" type people, but after watching their baby uncomfortable and hurting over an over it's really wearing on them.
Rachael has said that if they are unsuccessful with weaning him she is leaning towards getting a g-tube. Of course in the event that weaning doesn't work she will then seriously do her research on the g-tubes to make sure she truly does want to go that route. What we obviously want most of all is for Jimmie to wean from the tube. Rachael and Justin would just be deliriously happy and relieved.
I know you will join me in praying so hard that this is the case
Tonight Rachael and Justin were taking Jimmie on a hayride with their church. I'm hoping Rachael took the camera! (-:
Thank you for your support and prayers!