Sunday, December 16, 2007

Samuel's sick

Hello everyone, it's been a while since i've updated the blog, but things have been busy. Samuel has been really sick for those of you who do not know. He had croup after Thanksgiving and then about 2 weeks ago stopped walking. We could tell something was not right because Samuel is always on the move. He is into everything and likes to climb now. So when he stopped walking, started laying around on his back, and crawling now and then we took him to the doctor. He had lots of tests done and had an overnight stay in the hospital. They ruled out the scary stuff like bone infection. The doctors believe that he has a virus that is hitting him really hard and is affecting his joints. Please pray that he is healed quickly because he is in pain sometimes, which breaks our hearts. He took a few steps today, Praise God, but you could tell he was hurting.
When we were at the hospital they had to put him on an I.V. and well unfortunately it took them five times to get one in. Poor guy; he was such a big boy through it all. In the end when they got the i.v. in and wrapped his arm up, Samuel held his arm up, looked at it, and said, "Uh Oh!" It was so cute and unexpected. I wish we would have had it video taped.

Things are going well with our foster daughter. She calls me, "mama" and Scott, "tati"(romanian for daddy. She calls Samuel "bubba." She is such a smart cookie and is really making progress with her words.

Other news is that Scott and I have started looking into overseas adoption with Bethany Christian Services. We have been approved through the informal application and are now trying to go through the formal application. We are just praying for God to provide the funds so that we can get through this first step and then apply for some grants. This is something that has been on our hearts for a long time. We are looking into adopting from Ethiopia. I will put the Bethany web site link on our blog. Well here is a picture update of some things. Sorry I can't put pictures of our foster daughter on the web...she is darling! Samuel learning to use his spoon. That's tomato soup on his belly :)
Samuel and Lola "helped" make pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year.

Samuel playing on his back while we decorate the Christmas tree :(

Samuel playing with and early Christmas gift from his Nana


Nate and Amanda said...

Wow! I am sorry to hear that Samuel was/is so sick. I hope that is better soon. Congratulations on your international adoption - the funds will come!

Nate and Amanda said...

I don't have your email, but here is a great blog of a couple's journey to adopt Ethiopian triplets. There is even some video.

John Davidson said...

I hope he doing better