Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I talked the hotel into giving us a later check out so we can get some sleep.... I tried but there is no way I can close my eyes and relax.

So, here I am with you all...trying to put my thoughts in to words.... My stomach feels like a roller coaster! I just keep seeing Judah..wishing I could make all this go away..
all the doctors..hospitals..torture devices (also known as Latham, and NAM) I know that part is now over but there is so much more unkown that we will soon be facing...just one step at a time!

Well, enough of that. I am having the hardest time finding words today. So I will just talk about how the trip has gone so far...stress, lack of sleep, and extremely long days!
Sunday we spent all day in the airport/ on the air plane. Yesterday was spent at the hospital getting passed around for pre-op. We finally met Dr. Mulliken! He was short, sweet, and to the point. I still had taping on Judah to keep the NAM in while he ate and Dr. Mulliken wanted it off for pictures. I clearly said we need to get the tape wet first, but the nurse just went ahead and took it off..not sure if she didn't hear me or didn't care but that's why his cheek is so red. (Very irritating)
At the end of both days, when we finally got to the hotel, we spent the rest of the day trying to comfort Judah enough to fall asleep. He became way too tired from the long over-stimulating days.

He was in such a cute mood this morning until he realized he still hasn't been fed yet..then things got tricky :)
Thanks again for all the prayer, and encouraging messages. You have no idea how much you all mean to us!


  1. We are praying for you today....I am sorry the nurse was so insensitive. I wish I could be there with you to comfort you and keep you company during this long day. I remember with Jaron he took 10 hrs. and I felt lost. God will guide his hands and Judah will look amazing. I'm praying for mercy and grace for your family.

  2. Thanks for the update...I've been thinking about y'all all day. Praying for you guys!

  3. I really hate it when nurses/doctors act like they know better than you and don't listen. That poor baby.
    We are praying for you. I know it's hard to see your baby like that. Just keep trusting in God. He's got everything under control.

  4. My poor baby! That makes me so angry! Being a nurse myself, I know that the nurse was taught how to properly take off tape! May God reward her deed. :) I am praying. Thanks for the update.

  5. Mom couldnt have said it better! I would like to put some tape on her face..ooo or maybe some hot wax strips and pull pull pull... I love you guys and Im praying for you..Lacie surgery is still all to fresh in my mind... remembering that long day makes me wanna cry. its hard to deal with i know but I also know that God was with her, and I believe with all my heart he is with Judah!!

  6. He is so sweet and innocent and I believe with all my heart that God will have His hands upon Judah, you and Matthew during this phase of your life. I love the pictures. Judah is just too too cute.