Saturday, February 20, 2010


Thanks for all of the prayers and encouraging comments! I am feeling better today; not 100%, but better. I have some of the best friends and family a girl could ask for, so that most definitely helps!

Jeramie took Ethan to the after-hours pediatrician this morning while I stayed home to get some things done around the house. The doctor decided to stitch Ethan's fingernail back to his nail bed, with the hopes it will adhere to his skin and continue to grow. Worst case, the stitch comes out in 7-10 days and Ethan loses the fingernail. If that happens, though, there will be a better chance that the new nail will grow in properly than if the doctor hadn't tried to save the this one. I hope that makes sense.

Thankfully, the doctor didn't see any signs of infection, so he wrapped it back up and created a mini boxing glove on Ethan's left hand. Our plan is for the bandage to stay put until the stitch needs to come out in a week or so. I'm praying that his finger, skin and nail, will be healed when we unwrap it!

In other news, Ethan woke up from his nap this afternoon with a fever of 103. He has also thrown up 4 times since 5:30 yesterday afternoon, so we're pretty sure he has a nasty stomach virus. I really hope that goes away soon! Despite feeling bad, he still managed to have a fun day hanging out with Jeramie's family who came to visit.

I was able to get out tonight and enjoy dinner with a family that I love and admire. It was so good to talk and catch up, and I think it was just what I needed.

I've got my eye on another early bedtime tonight; here's to waking up tomorrow morning, feeling even better than today.


Sam Ed. said...

This makes me very very very happy. Love your sweet little Tri-Mulli family!

Jen said...

I came to your blog from my friend Stef's blog. I read about little Ethan and he is so precious! Our son Andrew was born with Tetralogy of Fallot and has had 2 open heart surgeries (and one more is coming this summer we think). I saw that you are a teacher- I am too! I just wanted you to know I'll add Ethan to my prayers and I'll look forward to following your blog.


Stefenie said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better. I'll be praying extra hard that when they take Ethan's boxing glove off that everything will be all healed up!

Stef, Ryan, Wyatt and Logan

Jen said...


Thanks so much for stopping over to our blog! :) I KNEW I had read somewhere that you were a teacher of deaf and hard of hearing, but I couldn't remember where I saw it (your profile maybe? But then I couldn't find it on your blog to double check). Anyway, I felt led to check it out and leave you a message! Do you work with young kids like Andrew, or older kids in schools? That is so neat! We love our DHH Teacher, she does so many neat things with Andrew! What a small world. Anyway, wanted to thank you for stopping by our blog and leaving a message! :) I'll look forward to following Ethan's journey (although I can't find a follow button...) maybe I am losing it! Ha! I'll just remember to check back often.


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