Monday, May 25, 2009


We need your prayers that Caleb's reflux would go away!

Caleb had a really rough night last night. He had two episodes where he stopped breathing and instead of getting himself out of it, the nurse had to give him a nudge.

The reflux is causing him a lot of discomfort and it is causing him to be congested and that makes it hard for him to breath.

They had to put him in a oxygen dome (it lays right over his head) and it's suppose to cut out the humidity in the air he breathes. The hope there is that it will help the congestion.

Praise God that he knows exactly what Caleb needs and I ask that you call out to Father that he would abundantly bless Caleb.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Sorry for the lack of updates. No energy, no time. Bad combo.
Thursday morning Valerie and I were able to give Caleb a bath...our first time, fortunately not his.
We are amazed how Caleb is literally growing and changing on a daily basis.
Caleb is now up to 4lbs 12oz ... he has gained two whole pounds.
This past Monday Caleb turned one month old!
On Friday they took him off the doses of caffeine which were assisting him in keeping his heart rate from dropping (having episodes). So he is on his own...another big step in going home.
Tonight he drained another bottle and every one he takes is another step towards going home.

Praise God, we can see an end in sight. We are ready for our family to be under one roof.
I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
1 John 2:14

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Bottle - No Problem

Caleb is doing amazing on the bottle! He has recorded two completed bottles in the past four days. Once again the nurses are amazed that he has been able to do so well. They really expect at the beginning for the babies just to learn the concept. He is already mastering it!
What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?
James 2:14

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It's All Good!

Caleb did great with the bottle today!

Looks like he will be able to start nursing on Thursday.

Caleb has grown 2 inches...he is up to 16 inches, today he weighed 3lbs 12oz

He seems to really be enjoying his new open air bed, today when I took his temp he was at a perfect 98.6.

Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death-that is, the devil-

Hebrews 2:14

Monday, May 11, 2009

Monumental Day

Caleb is out of the incubator! Since Caleb has been maintaining his own body temperature for a few days now (the nurse said they basically had the a/c going in his pod) they decided to put him in a regular bed. Pics to come.

Today he weighed 3lbs 12 oz.

Tomorrow he gets to try and eat from a bottle!

All big steps for a little boy. The nurses keep making comments to the fact that he shouldn't be doing all of this yet. Prayer works!..and keep praying that Caleb will be strong enough to get all he needs from the bottle so he can move on to eating from momma and then get his feeding tube removed.

Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.

2 Timothy 2:14


v15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Check out the video

News from the nurses today is that if he was older he would already be in one of the open beds...Caleb is maintaing his own body temp (they turned the heat off in his little pod). Still breathing on his own and his heart rate drop episodes are becoming few and far between.

Now in his nursery Caleb is famous for two things: 1. He has the cutest hiccups and 2. If you are in charge of Caleb's care it's not if he will poop on you it's a matter of when. We have video of the first and we will spare you having to see is very funny though..I got to see Valerie experience Caleb's #2 talent the other night. He has yet to get his old man...that's my boy!

He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:14

Friday, May 8, 2009

Praise God

Before we get to Caleb news please pray for the Ferguson family. My friend Jason Ferguson was killed in a car accident last Saturday. Jason leaves behind a wife and 5 children. Jason was a great man and loved the Lord. Praise God that he restores what has been broken and now Jason is dancing with Jesus. Please pray for his family as they miss their daddy.

Now on to Caleb news...big boy is up to 3lbs and 10 oz! His feedings continue to go really well and it has been amazing watching him grow on a daily basis.

No more oxygen! Last night it was determined that he was doing well enough not to need the oxygen anymore.

We know Caleb is in the right place right now but we miss him. We are ready to have our family all together. Please pray that God will continue to bless Caleb's growth.

Today's message at Jason's funeral was... how do you live out God's love and pass it on to others?... how do you pour out to others what has been poured into you? Thank you to everyone that pours out to our family what has been abundantly poured into you.

Do everything without complaining or arguing.

Philippians 2:14

Monday, May 4, 2009

Little Warrior

Our little Warrior spent a lot of time on room air today. That is the nurses' term for they turned his oxygen off. While I held him tonight Caleb's oxygen level stayed at over 90% They like to see it stay above 87%. The past few days while I was holding him his oxygen levels dropped and he was having bradys (heart rate dropped to scary levels), but none tonight.

His feedings went really well today and he kept everything down. Today he weighed in at 3 lbs and 8 oz! The nurse told me yesterday that over a 7 day period they like to see babies gain 24 grams and he had gained 27 grams (I believe those were the exact numbers).

Caleb is doing great. It's amazing we can see him growing and visibly changing everyday.

For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility.
Ephesians 2:14

Bless you guys!