Monday, October 29, 2007

I know that I haven't updated in a while. Just been really busy and had a down period where I didn't really know what to write.

A lot has happened since I last updated. Benjamin got bronchiolitis a couple weeks ago and went up drastically on his oxygen. He was at 200ccs of oxygen and went up to 2.5L of oxygen. He went to Children's right after this bout and we were told that he could have congestive heart failure because of his pulminary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs). We were told he'd probably be admitted to Children's. Fortunately, that was not the case. They did a chest x-ray and a few blood tests and said the his increase in oxygen was just due to the virus he had. Meanwhile we almost lost our space in Abbotsford since they were told he was being admitted to Children's. Thankfully we came back to Abbotsford. Since then he has been slowly going down on his oxygen and we have been working on the paperwork for his homecoming:) On November 27 he has to have a heart catheter done at Children's to check out his heart because of the risk of heart failure due to pulminary hypertension. He also has to have a G-tube inserted some time in the near future since he doesn't have the energy to bottle. Hopefully the paperwork will be done by November 27 and then as soon as he is stable after the surgeries, he can come home. We are really excited as well as really nervous. It will be a big adjustment for us, having him home on oxygen but we are looking forward to it.

Kyle is doing well at home. He is a little peanut compared to Benjamin since Benjamin is at least 2 lbs. heavier.


Anonymous said...

So glad to hear from you again! We have been praying that Benjamin could return home soon! You have two very beautiful boys! (Ithink they look a little like you at this point! Take care, and wishing you the best!

Anonymous said...

Hey Greta & Gary,

Thanks so much for taking the time to update us!! I check this site nearly every day!! You help keep us updated on what areas you need our prayer!!

Lots of love your way!!

Kevin & Karen Dykstra (Vriezen)

Anonymous said...

Greta, thanks so much for giving us an update, i check your blog regularly to see how the boys are doing.
They look absolutely beautiful!!! Glad to hear that you will all be at home together soon. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Take care of each other.

Kim Burkett

Anonymous said...

thankyou so very much for the update. We are so thankful they are doing better and how the boys have changed!!! such beautiful little miracles! you remain in our prayers!!! t.i. meinen

Al & Elena Les said...

wow, the boys are looking really cute! i think i even saw a little double chin :)
we will continue to pray for you.
take care!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictures and the update - your boys are so precious! I am so excited that Benjamin will be coming home in the near future - that's awesome! :)

My prayers are continuously with you, Gary and the boys and the upcoming surgeries.


Sabrina said...

Greta, what handsome boys you have, my goodness that is a great picture!

Take care


Anonymous said...

Hello Gary and Greta,
I still check this blog every few weeks so I was happy to see new pictures and an update about your boys. They are adorable and looking very smart and bright eyed. We wish you all the best as you prepare to take Benjamin home.
Take care,
Trish Anker

Jewel Bug said...

Greta you are doing amazing and your boys are precious! Love you all. God will continue to hold you up in all of this and we will all continue to pray. God is good all the time and he will give you the strength for each new day. You are a warrior, a true child of God, one we can all look up and admire. Can't wait to hear about God's next miracle. Kisses to you all!!