Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Update on Kaleb

Many of you e-mailed me after seeing my post about Kaleb last week. Well they did surgery on him last Friday and put a drain in his head to help eliviate the fluid that was putting pressure on his brain. It has seemed to make a drastic improvement in him. Here is what his mom posted today.....

I am so sorry if I have frightened any of you. We have had a Busy day here at the hospital... Busy but GREAT!!!

Kaleb has been awake almost all day!! That is why it has taken me so long to do this blog. I got to help give him a bath today. Bath time was my favorite time with him at home. It was our bonding time. And here is the greatest part of this blog:


Not like a Loud, long cry, but def. a short cry. Oh how I miss his little voice... My dad and I almost fell over when we heard it!! This has topped today for me. We got good news about the internal bleeding, it is nothing serious. They seem to think that it's from the feeding tube irratating his stomcah. AMEN! Thank god that it is nothing too serious. He is moving so much and has had his eyes opened for so long now. I gave him a kiss and he made a noise for me and lifted his hand and it landed on my chest. I almost lost it. I actually miss him getting a hold of my hair and ripping it out. I am so glad I got to hear and feel him as I did today. He is so Beautiful and such an angel to me.

God showed his presence today. A chaplin that has been coming up here for a while stopped by and sat with us. I shared with him why we named Kaleb, Kaleb. Josh and I were sitting in church and the sermon was about how Joshua and Caleb in the old Testament were one of the 12 spies to seek out the promise land. God told them that they had to defeat the people of this land.Well Joshua and Caleb were the only 2 spies that remained completely faithful in God. The other 10 lost their faith and doubted that God would give them the strength to defeat them. Joshua and Caleb didn't. They stayed faithful and together they battled them and prevailed just as God said they would.

This is why we stay faithful. God will bring us through this. This is a battle that Kaleb must fight just as Caleb did in the bible. HE WILL PREVAIL OVER EVIL. The Chaplin then quoted Joshua and Caleb, "Give me the Mountain, Give me the hill". Here is the coolest part of all. As I was sitting down to type this blog, I put on Casting Crowns, Praise you in the Storm... Well at the very end of the song it says "I lift my eyes unto the hill, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, Maker of Heaven and Earth."

Now I know that this is no coincidence! It is amazing that just 2 hours prior to hearing this the Chaplin told us what Joshua and Caleb said. My two boys are warriors and we as a family will stay faithful that Kaleb will win this battle. Call me corny, but that is what we believe.

Today has been wonderful to me. My faith was renewed even more. Kaleb's strength is being renewed and kindness is being renewed through all of you. Maybe this is what Kaleb was sent here to do... I have never in my life felt so much love and compassion from total strangers. I love each and every one of you. I mean this sincerely from the bottom of my heart."

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Nichole said...

Such a heart wrenching/heart warming story all tied up in one. I hope they continue to have more good days like this one.