Friday, August 20, 2010

A Sunnier Day

Today the sun shown through the clouds to brighten our day.

Mason is not very happy about still being in the hospital, so he is requiring all my undivided attention right now. That being said......this post will be very short. But, at least it is a GOOD NEWS post! A happy SUNNY post!

Mason's BIOPSY 8 yesterday came back with a fabulous score of ZERO!!! Hip hip hooray!!! This beautiful shiny ZERO means Mason gets to taper down just a little more on the nasty steroids.

Although we are so grateful for a great biopsy, we still don't have an answer as to why Mason had that scary episode on Wednesday. At least it wasn't caused by rejection, but we'd would love to know why it happened. I pray it never happens again! Little Mason needs a break! Don't you think?!!!

The pneumatosis is improving, but still present on Mason's KUB's (tummy x-rays). The GI team and the transplant team would like to keep him on IV antibiotics and TPN (nutrition) until it's gone. They are slowly allowing him to have water and ice again because that has been the hardest part for Mason of going with out food or drink all week. He's been a little happier tonight because he can have sips of water!!

I hope for a great weekend with much improvement in Mason's belly sickness so that we can get home by Monday or Tuesday. I really want to be home to get my kiddos ready for their first day of School, which is Wednesday. I can't believe I will have 4 kids in elementary school this year. 6th grade, 4th grade, 2nd grade, and kindergarten!! Are they really that old? Wow!

Thanks for all your special prayers this week, the meals, the house cleaners, the babysitting, and all the special messages of support.


Mindi D said...

YAY!!! He DOES deserve a break! So does mom!! How fun to have 4 kids in the same school!! What a fun year this will be for your family :)

Keri said...

OH my gosh, Sum. I havent clicked on a blog entry in so long (slow internet here on the river) and I have now been updated on how much I have needed to be praying for YOU AND Mason. I am so sorry you are spending so much time back at the hospital and how much of the unknown you still have to face. I am so glad you are surrounded by such kind, generous people in Zion. It is always sweet to read about. I am SO sorry to hear about his insurance. I cannot imagine. I know something will come thru with the faith you have. I love the words to the song you shared. Keep holding on to the faith and know that I love you and am thinking about you and your family.
Hugs to the kids on their 1st days of school.
xxx Miss you Summer girl.

madelyn said...

I am so sorry to hear Mason's had a rough spell. I am praying for the doctors to figure things out and for Mason to continue to feel better. I am also praising Him for the ZERO rejection. There is so much joy in that news!!! Hoping today is good.

Michelle said...

Summer... I'm just checking in for an update. We've been thinking and praying for you and Mason. Hope everything is ok.

Hang in there. We love you.
Michelle, Madison's mom.

Mart -n- Marci said...

We keep checking and hoping for an update - we're really worried for little Mason. I hope you're all okay. If you have a minute, update... Hang in there