Finally on Saturday I got Jude to take almost 30 ounces, and we felt relieved. We even had a sitter stop by for two hours so Mike, and I could run out and have some dinner, and time to talk. It was nice to get out for a little while. When we got home Jude laid down about 10:30, and he slept ALL night long. Wow, I felt like a new person in the morning, and many praises to my husband who gave Jude his medication at 2am so I could sleep. Jude went right back to sleep after Mike gave him his meds. Sunday was a great day too, but then Jude decided to stay up again until 1am, sigh!!!
I had shared on my blog how Jude was in the hospital the exact same time last year, and how we never got our Christmas lights up. When we got home from hearing that Jude would be permanently disabled we were all to depressed to even think about Christmas. So then this year Jude winds up in the hospital again, and for awhile it looked like he might not be with us at all the Christmas. We were stressed, upset, and praying that he would be ok. The Christmas lights for our house were strewn across our Dining room table in a mess of tangles and cords. Mike muttered at the hospital about how Christmas wasn't going to happen again this year, but he soon found his way over that issue. He was determined, and so was I that it would be an exceptional holiday. Imagine our surprise when we pulled up to our house yesterday to see this...
That's right, we have great friends, and family. My cousin Sarah had sent out an emailing asking if anyone wanted to help put our Christmas lights up as a surprise. Not only did they get help, but my best friend Ginger's husband owns a company that puts up lights. They put custom lights with timers, and everything on our house. Emily was, for the first time in her life,.....speechless. It was like the Extreme Home makeover of Christmas lights, and it was very touching!!! It really put us in the holiday mood, and we consider ourselves very lucky to have such wonderful people in our lives. Many times we go about our business, but we cannot help letting all these issue effect us, so something like this really raises our spirits!
Also, I would like to show you that Jude is back to his old self, and has nothing wrong with his lungs..........at all.
He was very angry with me for giving him his grape medicine. Emily thought it was hilarious he was carrying on without a tear so she snapped a picture.
Ps ~ A big thanks to auntie Fleck for all her Christmas goodies for the kids, and us. You truly are a blessing in our lives! We love you dearly.