Updates on Evan

Healing well.

Posted by: Myra
Date: September 27th, 2009

Just wanted to let you know that Evan has been doing great since his g-tube was removed last Wednesday. His stomach responded properly and the hole closed from the inside like it was supposed to. (At least we think it did.) He hasn't had any problems whatsoever.

Evan rode his bike all afternoon today. Life is good.


Bye, bye, g-tube!

Posted by: Myra
Date: September 23rd, 2009

Evan's blood counts were all great on Monday, so they removed his g-tube this morning at 9 a.m.

As usual, he kept us entertained as he recovered from anesthesia. He sang in a rap style for about 20 minutes.

We're home and Evan seems to be feeling pretty good. Now, we wait and watch to see if the stomach closes the way it's supposed to.

Evan's gained 2-1/2 pounds over the past month. So, we're thrilled with that news.

Thank you for your continued prayers. And we thank God for His healing power.


Up, up and away.

Posted by: Myra
Date: September 21st, 2009

Thank you to everyone who attended the Open House yesterday. We all had a great time and it felt so good to celebrate! We appreciated those of you who sent your best wishes, and those of you who stayed away because you were sick we hope you’ll be feeling better soon.

At the end of the party, after we had things pretty well cleaned up Evan decided to release his balloons into the wild blue yonder. (It wasn’t very ‘green’ of us, yikes.) The pics are on the home page slideshow. We were all pretty tired today, but a good tired.

Evan went to the doctor today to have his blood counts checked. They’ll let us know tomorrow if he’s okay for the g-tube procedure on Wednesday. Keeping our fingers crossed.

Lately, I noticed I’ve had to say during dinner “Evan close your mouth while you’re chewing.” Then it dawned on me during dinner tonight that Evan’s mouth is opened! We measured it with a device we have and he can now open it 20 millimeters! It was only 12 millimeters the last time we checked (35 is normal for a kid). Little miracles.

Take time to enjoy your kids. Listen when they want to tell you something, really listen. Stop to play a game, the dishes can wait. Watch a movie or read a book together. Play dolls or cars. Giggle. Live and love today.


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