"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, June 26, 2010

Connie Update

It's been a few weeks so I thought I'd update everyone on the world according to Connie...
Since he's three now he was able to attend Vacation Bible School at our church for the first time. He calls it "Buhcation Bauble School". It's so cute when he says it. He separated very well from us and we got reports each day that he did great. We were a little disappointed to discover that he got pooped out pretty easily there. The first day he complained a lot at school about having a headache and his teachers were concerned. He had a couple of symptoms of maybe a little something weird going on with his heart so we put in a call. Dr. Bromberg was out of town but when he came back in he was great about having us come in to give him a quick once-over just to make sure everything was fine before we left for our trip to Texas. Nothing has changed with Connie's heart, but he explained that this heat we've been experiencing is hard on everyone, and especially Connie. We held off on giving his diuretic to him until after VBS the other days and that seemed to help some. That way he was plenty hydrated while he was there. Unfortunately for him we are vacationing somewhere even hotter than home! He's spent most of the time either in the a/c or in the pool! My brother has a playground and park right behind his house but Connie hasn't had a chance to visit it yet because of the heat. Hopefully we can get him out one evening if it cools off some.

At home, Connie has been swimming in our little 3 ft deep backyard pool and cautiously enjoying himself. He usually says he doesn't want to swim but we put him in anyway and he ends up having a blast.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. This summer is such a change from last summer when everything hinged on his health. Don't get me wrong. It's still on the forefront of our minds and does affect our plans and things, but it's not a critical level of concern like it was last year at this time. He had just been discharged from the second week-long stay due to arrhythmias and had been started on a pretty significant regimen of heart meds. We are so thankful that life has resumed to a much more normal level and we have more normal concerns like where to go on vacation! Thank you, Lord!