Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Quick Update....

I just wanted to let everyone know that Carter-Man is still doing well at home. We are all falling into a routine and it seems to be working well. Skip and I feel very comfortable with Carter's care, so much that we have gone down on the nursing hours. We are only going to have a nurse during the day and on the nights that Skip is at work. We are thankful for all of the well wishes and help we have received since we got home. Carter-Man has enjoyed all of the visitors. After his initial visit with Jenny and the Beggan girls, he was very anxious to see his Nanny (Grandma Marlene to me), Teeny, Beth, Chuck, and the girls. He enjoyed each of the visits. He thoroughly enjoys the butterfly that Nanny and Teeny brought him. It stands in our front flower bed. He sat in his wheelchair today and watched it for what seemed like hours. Finally, we took him outside and he LOVES it!! Thanks, Teeny and Nanny!!! He had a whole lot of fun last night watching Annabelle and Caroline run around. He REALLY liked watching Uncle Chuck ride his scooter on the sidewalk and!! It was a really fun evening! Skip, Caroline, Barbara, and the nurse took Carter on quite a walk today. It was a little longer than what they anticipated but Carter loved it. He was somewhat hot when they returned but he was still happy to be outside. All in all, today was a nice Sunday at home with our family. Carter always has down days after his treatment and it lasts for 3-4 days after. He has definitely perked up today and hopefully tomorrow he will perk up even more.

As I update on our Carter-Man and ask for your continued prayers, I also ask that you pray for a friend of mine's little girl, Lily. She has been in and out of the hospital since May and was doing very well. Unfortunately, she has been readmitted. Please keep Sweet Lily and her family in your prayers. Also, please pray for the family of a little girl named, Adeline. She was in the PICU with Carter for the entire time we were there. She left a week earlier than we did. Unfortunately, she passed away yesterday morning. Please pray that the Lord wraps his loving and faithful arms around her family and carries them through this most difficult time. Thank you to everyone for your continued love, support, and prayers. Also, thank you so much to those who have sent cards to Carter. He LOVES looking at them and having me read them to him.

Love to you all,