Sunday, November 04, 2007
Day 3
Due to the fact that I completely exhausted my underdeveloped creative energies on the last two posts (not to mention that I think I utterly depleted my relatively small creativity cache as well), I've no catchy titles or themes this time -- just a quick update:

Martha is doing incredibly well and will be coming home tomorrow (Sunday). Silas is getting close; he's had every tube removed, including the IV that was helping to supplement his nutritional intake since he's been holding down his "real food" quite well. He's even gained a little weight. Martha's hoping to drag her dischargement out until afternoon or early evening sometime so that she can comfortably stay at the hospital with him as long as possible. Of course, we don't want to bring the dear lad home until he's 100% ready; however, neither do we want him to have to stay any longer than will be absolutely necessary. There is, of course, a fine line between the two that we are endeavoring to walk ever-so-carefully -- but we are certainly anxious to bring him home as soon as it is safe to do so!

It was great to see some friends from church (Paul and Kathy Churchill) today. How thoughtful of them to make the effort to come see us -- bearing gifts, no less! (And how incredibly "unthoughtful" of me to forget to take their picture with Martha before they left.)

Silas has been well cared for from day one, but he was in especially good hands today. Joy James (a friend from church) works in the NICU where Silas is being "held," and she was his primary care nurse today. As good as all of his nurses have been, Joy certainly has a vested interest, and we are glad that she is taking care of him!

I'm dreading trying to catch up with everything that I had to postpone during this parenthetical week -- unfortunately, nothing else stops just because I had to take a week off from life. I've major catch-up to do on assignments, test prep for a "biggie" on Tuesday morning (that I'm hoping I'll be able to postpone taking due to my extenuating circumstances), a big rehearsal on Monday and a long recording session on Thursday, practice time to catch up on, memory work, make-up lessons to give due to missed ones, etc. Back to the grind it will be for me...and your cyberspace "queen" will be back on the throne of the blogosphere. (Okay, that's just sounding way too cheesy.) But -- the entrance of one's offspring into the world and the ensuing welcoming act that's so necessary have a way of trumping everything else in one's schedule, so of course I don't regret a minute of it! Thanks to all of you faithful readers for putting up with this pinch-hitter in the absence of the blog queen. Hopefully the thread isn't too much the worse for wear...

Thanks again for all of your prayers and kind words. They are sincerely appreciated.
Au revoir!

  posted at 1:00 AM  

At 9:42 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

You're doing a great job, Troy! ;)

At 11:48 AM, Blogger ~Heather~ said...

Troy, you didn't give yourself enough credit. We all think that you did a superb job with Martha's letting us know what's happening, in posting neat pics, and letting us know how to pray! Thanks for the faithful updates!

Glad that Silas is off of all of his tubes... YEA! And glad that he's liking his real food. Those are answers to prayer! Praying for that adorable baby and Mommy to be able to come home together, if that is what God wants. I cannot imagine leaving the hospital without my baby.

Also praying for the WAY-TO-BUSY Daddy that didn't have time to take off for this special occasion, but was a GREAT father and was there for Martha, even though life and assignments kept going. Thank the Lord that you had a weekend in there, a few less assignments, hopefully.

You are Martha are great parents and we're so glad that God has blessed you with another "heritage from the Lord"! =)

We love y'all,
Heather and family, Colombia! =)

At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And a masterful job you've done, Troy! Many blessings and prayers as you all try to resume some semblance of "normal life" (whatever that is). :)

At 4:21 PM, Blogger Mom C said...

Seems to me Martha's blog fell into capable "hands" during her time away. Appreciate the wonderful pictures and the detailed updates on both the Queen and the Little Prince. I'm sure everyone from the Castle is anxious to get back to the "routine" -- incredibly busy as it is! Oops! I forgot -- those new little ones have a way of disrupting the routine for awhile. Much love to all of you.

At 4:47 PM, Blogger Mom C said...

PS -- I also enjoyed pictures of the King of the Castle (most assuredly), in case anyone was wondering.

At 8:14 PM, Anonymous Wanda Grisham said...

Troy & Martha - How nice (special) that you now have another son! Wow! Congratulations to all of you, and God bless you as you raise each for Jesus.
"Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord...Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them..." Psalm 127:3 & 5.

At 9:27 PM, Blogger Les said...

Troy you've done a great job! I told Martha how I've loved your posts! This family sure does have a thing for boys!


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