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A Walk To Remember

…for we walk by faith, not by sight. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7 I take the blessing of mobility for granted.  I’ve never known otherwise.  Being around infants, however, reminds me daily of the painful, prolonged process required to develop this skill. My wife and I have been blessed with three children, and our youngest, Elias, recently started showing interest and capability for mobility. …

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A Shunt To Save

Elias’s life with a brain shunt begins. Well, the last 28 hours have been quite full for us!!  We arrived at the hospital yesterday at 10 AM for admitting and prep.  At 11 AM, we got Elias into his hospital gown and got ready to say our temporary goodbye (this was mommy’s hardest part). At 12 PM he started anesthesia, and …

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Sons For Rams: Under The Second Knife

This is a big week.  Tomorrow is the day we’ve been nervously anticipating for the last year.  Tomorrow, October 18th, 2016, our son Elias is scheduled to have surgery.  He will be getting VP brain shunts.  It’s hard to believe.  It’s real.  We would not have chosen this road, but it is a part of his story. Just a little …

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Elias at 6 Months!

Basic Health Update: Elias has Spina Bifida.  He’s made it 6 months since he was born with only the initial medical intervention. From his birth story to present, his life reflects God’s miraculous healing hand in so many ways. Twenty-four hours after birth, Elias had surgery to close his NTD (neural tube defect), myelomeningocele.  (an open wound exposing his lower …

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Elias 3-4-5

Elias is 5 months! Somehow the last 3 months flew by!! Unfortunately, my good intentions didn’t lead to good results, so I’m playing catch up on the monthly updates for Elias. Here is a simple update of what those months looked like for us 🙂 Elias – 3 months: Weight: 16lbs. @ 3 months Elias LOVES to be held, loves …

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Elias – One Month Update

Our Elias is 1 month!  Where has the time gone?! Highlights: Elias is a great eater!!  He usually eats every 2-3 hours.  He weighs approximately 11.5 lbs. and is almost 23 inches. His two big sisters adore him and can’t give him enough kisses.                  He LOVES to be held and rocked to sleep. …

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Dr. Drool and Kitchen Laps

There’s nothing like starting off your day with a doctor and some drool.  Yes, that was weird.  More on that in a moment but first a little background detail: It has been a while since I have posted anything myself; I’ve just been riding the coattails of the wife lately.  I knew life would be very different and even difficult …

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Life With Elias!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a week since we came home!  Wow.  We are so thankful to be on this end as we begin this journey as a family… NICU Life at the hospital was tough, but we definitely sensed the Lord’s presence in getting us through, especially with such a lack of sleep (being awakened every 2 …

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Elias – Our Little Braveheart

They may take our sleep, but they’ll never take our FREEDOM!!! WE’RE HOME!!! We’re so happy.  More details to come, but in a nutshell, we got discharged Friday night and have been basically sleeping and surviving since then. Many have or are asking about our current needs…at this point we are in desperate need of rest and time for adjustment.  Being …