Monday, June 19, 2006
Hey there! Yesterday was a hard day...a lot of ups and downs (which is to be expected). Lincoln peed (like he was told to from his daddy)...but toooo much! His Blood pressure bottomed out because he might of became dehydrated. Yes, it is a balancing act with everything especially when he has 15 different pumps pumping different medications to do different things all at the same time and adjusting them as he changes. Lincoln finally stabled out last night only to get a low grade fever (which is also common after surgery). They are drawing labs today to determine if it might be because of an infection. Today the plan is to keep him comfortable,
peeing, keep his fever down and his vitals stable until the Dr's can discuss his case today and make a decision on what to do next. Please pray that Lincoln makes us all surprised and takes baby steps forward. We know that God is more than able! Also, please pray for physical and emotional stamina as Kristen and I hit a hard spot yesterday...We know that the joy of the Lord is our strength...so we ask for that today...JOY! Lincoln got some visitors this last week and yesterday. Eric & Jill Doswald came for the delivery and were a huge encouragement. Dave & Michelle Aaron came too and brought a adorable outfit for Lincoln to wear as soon as he is able. Rick & Lana Jackson came from Oakhurst and brought a little bear stuffed animal to put in his bed to keep him company. Not to leave out...grandparents, auntie Heather & cousin Sydney, auntie Tina and uncle Sam & aunt Michelle. Kristen was able to pick Lincoln up and hold him while the nurse changed his bedding...that was a treat! And when we went to pray with him before we left for the night Lincoln opened his eyes for us to see for the first time. They stayed open for about 15 seconds before he got tuckered out and fell back asleep. He lets us know he hears us by moving his hands and feet when his mommy and daddy talk to him. Thank you everyone for your continued prayer, support and encouragement! We couldn't do this without you! Talk to you soon!
Posted by Lincoln Michael Carter at 9:44 AM