Saturday, August 27, 2011

The End! ...but another beginning!

Well, the event we have referred to as Jacksonpalooza has come to an end!

After 26 days, Courtney was released from UK Hospital. She will have some basic home health care for a little while, but in general she is doing marvelous! It will take some time to fully recover, but I'm sure she will be back to her old self in no time.

Jackson is doing amazing as well. He is growing like a weed, and has slept through the night the last two nights. He rarely cries, keeps himself content, but does love to be cuddled with as well. It is so hard to believe he will be four weeks old tomorrow.

In closing, I would just like to say thank you so much for all the hopes and prayers that have come our way over the last 27 days. We have had some incredible ups and downs, but it was faith that got us through it all.

This chapter in our lives is closing as we move toward the future as a family. I just hope Courtney and I are up to the challenge of keeping this little man in check as he progresses through life, and tells his own story. :)

Thank you all, and God bless!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Update : Friday, 8/12/2011 1200AM

A very brief, but meaningful updated...

Courtney is being discharged today! I am very excited!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Update : Wednesday, 8/23/2011 1030PM

I apologize for no updates least I don't remember doing one. I may have though. It was a crappy day for me, because I didn't get to see Court at all, and Jackson for only a few minutes.

However, this evening, we got to spend several hours together. It was a very nice time. I believe folks take family time for granted. It is important! Enjoy it, because you never know when it may be gone!

Court is still making progress, and the goal of Friday is fast approaching! Court's antibiotics ended today. As long as she continues without a fever and her white blood cell count stays at normal, the goal will be achieved.

Please keep the prayers coming just a little longer! I once heard a friend of mine say, "don't let the faith end, just before the miracle". Truer words were never said.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Update : Monday, 8/22/2011 215PM

Well, we are going into week 4 of this craziness, but the prognosis is positive!

Courtney was told again today that the goal is to have her home by this weekend. I can't tell you how exciting this is to me! Having her and Jackson under the same roof after the chaos of the last 21 days will be such a blessing! I just want his mommy to be able to hold him anytime she wants.

I can't say how thankful we are for all the hopes and prayers that have come our way!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Update : Saturday, 8/20/2011 1115AM

Well, first I apologize for no updates yesterday - but both patients are doing well.

Jackson you can't really consider a patient anymore - unless you consider all this TLC treatment! Nanna and Aunt Doris have been smothering him with love, and he eats it all up! He is also getting to spend several hours a day with his mommy!

Court looks better and better every day. It is exceptionally uplifting when you can see progress! The doctors worries of infection at the c-section area are still there, but not near as worrisome. They have her on antibiotics just in case, but all seems well.

Also, her and the doctors have agreed on a goal of going home by next weekend! This was the best news I have heard in a long time! Let's keep the hopes and prayers going, and have faith to see this through!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Update : Thursday, 8/18/2011 1045AM

Well, the roller coaster of theory and fact continues. The preliminary results of Court's biopsy returned, and they have ruled out HELLPS and AFLP now, and really have no idea what is wrong.

To be frank, I don't really care. When I look at my wife, I can see her coming back more and more each day. Whatever the doctors are doing for her is working. Yesterday she acted herself for the first time since all this began. She is back on Facebook now, itching to watch Bog Brother, and telling me what to do again. :) To me, that is all that matters.

Jackson is a powerhouse! The boy eats, sleeps, poops, pees and plays like a champion! I could not have asked for a better kid! He is practically sleeping through the night already. He rarely cries, unless Nanna and Aunt Doris are giving him a bath, or rubbing on his lotion!

I can't help but think six months from now Court and I will look back on this and wonder if it really happened, or if it was a dream. Of course, we will have our little miracle man to remind us! :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Update : Tuesday, 8/16/2011 1015PM

We had the most amazing news this evening!

They have decided that Courtney is not a candidate for liver transplant, because she is finally improving on her own. I must say she looked great today, and her spirits were very high. She is one tough cookie!

She also took another walk today, the same length as the weekend walk, but she didn't have to stop and rest in the middle this time. It is nice to see her gain some strength back.

Her kidneys seem to be working much better now, both in volume and content. Hopefully it will help push some of that biliruben out of her system faster so she doesn't look like a used car salesman with a bad spray on tan! :)

I am very proud of her today!