A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
Nick Lascaro – Shared by his daughter, Allison Russell
Just wanted to send an update on my dad. He is still in the hospital. As of this morning, It has been determined he has blood clots (substantial) in both lungs.
This has been a very busy month. We saw urology and they said Josiah looks great! We then saw cardiology and his echo showed his pulmonary hypertension had increased to moderate. The cardiologist seemed very surprised because he said he looks so good. They decided to increase one of his meds he had outgrown to see if that makes a difference. We then saw pulmonary and they were also impressed with Josiah’s progress. The most recent appt was with the eye doctor...Josiah will be sporting the cutest little glasses hopefully by the end of the week. 🤓 Both of his eyes have a pretty bad astigmatism so his vision has most likely been distorted. We have been weaning his pressure support (it gives him a little extra support with every breath he takes on his own) since mid-July. We have gone from 10 down to 4.
As far as milestones, he has 8 teeth in & 4 molars that are getting pretty close to being completely in. He is so close to being able to sit up & he has started his own version of “crawling”. It’s definitely not a crawl but it is effective for moving close enough to grab things he shouldn’t. He has had such determination over the last couple of weeks & is really making progress in every area. He has started mimicking faces. He will reach out for us to pick him up if we say come here…but then he gets really tickled & starts belly laughing before we can actually get him out of the bed. He is learning how to brush his teeth. We have been learning some signs & he’s getting really good at signing “mom”. He has been making more talking sounds over his trach. He started chewing on teething toys this week and he is definitely enjoying traveling more this month too. We can’t praise God enough for His faithfulness through this journey He has called us to. It has not been easy but it has definitely been worth it. To God be the glory! 😊
David received a unit on blood Tuesday and had a bone marrow procedure yesterday. Now, we are “WAITING & TRUSTING”. Mayo Clinic will be working up the lab results which we expect to receive on the 15th.
John Wilson Vining
September 26, 1926 – October 02, 2018
- Isaiah 66
- Psalm 119:25-32
- I John 4
“Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”
- Lyrics – https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/568
- History – https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/history-of-hymns-tis-so-sweet-to-trust-in-jesus Many may find sadness in this story, but you certainly cannot miss the faith and hope in Jesus.
Keep praying for our country!