Thursday, September 28, 2006

Today was quite a big day. We have finally moved out of the ICU. Since Noah is on a trach and now finally off all narcotics, they moved us up to the 3rd floor. We feel good about this progress as the dr's here are used to dealing with more critical care (long-term) patients. The ICU staff didn't really know what to do with us since their patients typically only stay about 3 or 4 days.

His new attending dr's will be pulmonary, so we're hoping they will able to evaluate his respiratory status more thoroughly and give us a care plan. I guess we're one step close to getting our little guy home.

Even though there has been a lot of change, which is always a bit tough, we can use our cell phones in the room, eat in the room, not have to deal with shift change (room location) - what simple pleasures.

The new phone number for the 3rd floor is 303-861-6516. Please feel free to call us here.

It is humbling to know that you are all praying for Noah - all I can say is thank you for holding up my son, my wife, my daughter, my family.

Jason

9 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:29 PM

    Jason My Friend - Let me be the first to welcome you aboard. You've been in my thoughts a bit because I think we sometimes forget or overlook the intense sorrow that Dad's experience. You stand as the strong man in that place of God's Everlasting Arms and the whole family leans into your strength, Jason. God bless you. I remember when you came to our house to encourage Robert and I years ago probably just after we'd come to Watertown back in the day. I'll always remember your kindness. "When the Lord delights in a man's way, He makes his steps firm. Though he stumble, he will not fall. The Lord upholds him with his arm." Go with God, Jay. caren m

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  2. Anonymous11:40 PM

    Yeah!!
    Chris K.

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  3. I highly recommend Dr. Deterding in Pulmonary. She is an excellent physician and an amazing caregiver, besides being a mother herself.
    Still praying.

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  4. Barb Fritz4:10 PM

    To Noah's Family,
    Our hearts and prayers are truely with you. You all are such a powerful witness of the love and strength that God gives to those going through a trial when one puts their trust in Him. Last night FWC had our special ladies meeting at Past Times. We all joined hands and made a giant circle as we held hands and heart in prayer to God. We have every confidence that our prayers for you and precious Noah were heard by God and felt by all of you. We believe that when two or three are gathered in His Name that He is there in the midst of them. Matt. 18: 19-20 give us a powerful promise to stand on.
    I was also reading this devotion and wanted to share it with you today. Your daily notes show how God is working in you. We can truely give thanks to Him in all things.
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    But let patience have her perfect work, that ye maybe perfect and entire, wanting nothing."
    (James 1: 2-4)

    I talk a lot about faith. But there's another force that goes along with it that's just as important. It's patience, the ability to stand fast on the Word of God even when your victory seems slow in coming.

    Patience is not automatic. It won't go to work unless you let it go to work. So many people don't understand that. They somehow think faith and patience will go to work for them without their help. They just let the devil tear their lives apart and then they say silly things like, "Well, I guess God sent that trial to strengthen my faith."


    In the first place, James says, "Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God" (James 1:13). And in the second place, that trial isn't going to make your faith stronger. In fact, it'll destroy it if you'll let it.

    If I were to give you a set of weights, would that set of weights make you any stronger? No. As a matter of fact, if you dropped one of them on your foot, you could end up painfully weaker. It's what you do with them that counts, right?

    Well, the same thing is true when you run into some kind of trying circumstance the devil's brought your way. If you just lay down and let it run over you, it will damage you. But if you'll let patience have her perfect work, if you'll remain consistently constant, trusting in and relying confidently on the Word of God, you'll end up perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

    "Wanting nothing." That phrase alone should convince you that patience is no consolation prize. It's a first-rate power that will put the promises of God within your reach. It's a force that will make a winner out of you.

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    Scripture Study: Genesis 26:15-22

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  5. Anonymous5:20 PM

    Dearest Family, WE MISS YOU all soooo much we can barely stand it already....I feel out of place back here in Arizona.....we send you our love and hugs and prayers of support. Gigi & Grandpa Louie send their love....Robert sends his love. We fly out Wed. for Bob's mom's funeral in Ohio...she was a "wife and mother of noble character", as it says in Prov.31...as a blessing and consolation to us, God opened the door for us to stay with out old neighbors in Ohio...they are wonderful people of God, and staying with them will be like a refreshing drink of water during these trying times. We love you and miss you all....Noah, Em, Adrienne, Jason, and Ashley & Kaija. Love, Bob & Betty

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  6. Anonymous9:14 PM

    You are an incredible family! God in all of you is so beautiful! I am deeply moved by all that you have been through and how your love and trust in God our Father just pours out of you! Your family is a light in this world, a radiant light! Praise God! Your son is beautiful! It is an honor to be praying for Noah and your family! In His love, Mandy Gallagher (from Denver Christian)

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  7. Lisa Sauer11:12 AM

    Those who trust in the Lord are secure as Mount Zion; they will not be defeated but will endure forever. Noah, thank you for being a mountain for the new generation!

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  8. Hi J...we love you guys and you are always in our prayers. Wish we were there!

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  9. Anonymous1:31 AM

    What a beautiful website. I can't believe I have been on this site for hours. I can't imagine your pain and yet your peace knowing your baby is in the most perfect place.

    I have a 2 1/2 month old myself, who's name is also Noah. My Noah Abram is a gift from God. I ask him everyday "why are you here Noah Abram?" and he replies, "I dunno". Noah wasn't in our plans, but in Gods. And we all know God doesn't make mistakes.

    My husband and I are grateful for his birth and now with four children, he completes our family.

    I will never forget your son. As you state in your blog, Noah changed the world. Well, know that he definitly changed the life of a Texas mother forever.

    May God continue to give your family stength and may you never lose faith in God.

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