"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, November 3, 2007


These pics are of his pacemaker and his pacemaker lead wires.

It seems as though Brother has the sniffles. He generally sounds congested in the mornings after laying all night (even though his bed is inclined) but it goes away after he's up for awhile. Well, today, his nose is like a little faucet. One sneeze and out comes gobs of goo. Not the typical drainage just from having the tube up there. We've gotten out the bulb syringe and are trying avidly to keep all of it from ending up in his tummy or worse yet caught at the back of his throat where it makes him constantly gaggy. He's been sneezing more and having a hard time sleeping more than an hour because all the gunk makes it hard for him to breathe. Please pray that this passes soon and he gets some rest and has an easier time breathing.

Morning Update

Connie had a good day yesterday up until about 5pm. I've really never seen him throw up as much as he did at that time. The tube came out his mouth so we gave him a break for a bit. We sat him in the high chair during dinner and he gnawed on a biter biscuit. He actually had enough saliva to start to dissolve it a bit and get some of it's flavor. He tired out and we stopped. I got over-zealous and thought without the tube in his throat he might try baby food, but that was a waste of a jar! He wanted nothing to do with it.

Then he went to bed a bit before 8 and kept waking up seemingly in pain. He never threw up until almost 10:30, but was sure acting like he had to. That same pattern kept going all night. He spent an hour or so being miserable then would throw up, then would sleep for an hour. Rinse. Repeat. All night long.

We may go look at the leaves this weekend if we can keep our eyes open long enough to enjoy them. Fall has arrived (the look of it anyway!)