I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith.
Update: Seems like little man has accomplished so much since my last update 2 1/2 weeks ago. The original plan was to start CPAP trials but they decided to just swap him completely to CPAP…he did amazing! He has been weaned off of all of his IV sedation and now we are working on weaning his oral sedation meds. Last Thursday (2/15/18), it was mentioned we could start discussing home planning! They decided they wanted to start trach collar trials this week, which is more like him getting regular oxygen without the extra support of the CPAP or vent. After our doctor talked to pulmonary, they both felt it would be safer to send Josiah home on a vent instead of pushing him to go home on a trach collar. He has a bad record of doing really well with changes at first but after some time he gets worn out and tanks. They were afraid we would get home with the trach collar and this would happen. So the decision was made to not do the trach collar trials and to go straight to a home vent (which will also help us get home a little faster)…they swapped him over to that yesterday afternoon. He has to be on the hospital issued home vent for 2 weeks with no changes (and his vent settings have to be at or below a certain number…he is very close and we only have 1 setting to work on as of right now) before they will swap him to the vent he will come home with. He will then have to be on our home vent for a certain amount of time before coming home. I’m actually a bit relieved that he will be coming home on the vent…this way he can take his time with the extra support he needs and we will work on weaning it from home. We are very excited about the progress he has made and the fact that “coming home” is actually a part of our vocabulary now…😉! Our prayer is that they will be able to find his “sweet spot” on the vent as quickly as possible and that he doesn’t get sick!!! He had a stomach bug over the weekend that we thought was going to set him back again but he did so well recovering from it. Also, we are now able to start our trach training as well…we are a bit nervous but definitely ready to jump in there and get this show on the road! And last thing, Josiah will be 1 in 2 weeks…so we are busy planning his hospital birthday party! YAY! He also has 2 teeth that have finally broken through and he’s weighing in at a whopping 21 lbs 4 oz now. Sorry for the long update, but there’s a lot of exciting things going on in the Huckaby house!!! To God be the glory!!!
Let’s keep praying for Job, K.K., and Josiah.
Mike Woodard is the brother of a friend. He got sick and was taken to the hospital yesterday with serious issues. His is at North Oaks in a step-down room. He is septic and needs our prayers.
This morning the the Ladies’ Brunch at Hillsdale Baptist Church at 10 A.M. We will learn about needs at the Louisiana Baptist Children’s home and how we can help.
If you have any partial skeins of yarn you will not be using, please leave them in the red basket at the main entrance to FBC, Kentwood. They will be used for Operation Christmas Child projects.
Tuesday, we will meet at 11 at The Cafe for lunch and to celebrate ladies who have had birthdays this new year. All ladies are invited to join us.
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Friday Morning Bible Study – We have one more week of Ezekiel. Then, we will begin Romans, The beginning of a new book is the perfect time to commit yourself to attending a Bible study.
Read the Bible
- Numbers 4-6
- Proverbs 24
- Mark 16
Pray for the many families who have had deaths lately and for individuals who need to make a decision to allow Jesus in their hearts.