4/26/07 10:00 p.m.
Praise God, Josh is starting to feel better! He is drinking crazy amounts of fluid in case he is starting to get an infection of some sort. He took a long nap and got warm with a heater we now have in our room. I am shocked that it can be hot in our room and he is still chattering cold! As of now at 10:00, he is feeling a little better and acting like he felt fine yesterday. Such a guy! :-)
Today was very uneventful with no big plans. My mom and sister came over and helped get ready for Ephram to arrive sometime in the next month and a half. We are getting excited to have a baby around again, and both Noah and Zoe keep asking how many sleeps til' Ephram comes home?
We spent some time today trying to problem shoot Josh's power chair he is using right now. He has been having issues with it, not feeling like he is in it right and today, if he did not have his seatbelt on, he would have fallen out the side. We are a little concerned about the safety factor. We will have a chance to have Kristy look at it tomorrow to give us any hints with it. It's very frustrating for Josh to feel like the chair he has to get around in is not working well for him. Please be praying for this situation tomorrow as we try to figure out what we can do about it.
The four of us were home for a few hours, all alone, tonight. The kids were very well-behaved and it was nice to have that time together. It is exhausting to try and keep up with everyone and everything but we had a nice time. We had pizza together and the four of us watched "Jakers" on PBS. Both kids had fun.
We have a busy week coming up. Josh and I are going through the plans and deciding what is necessary and what is not. We want to conserve the energy he has and not wear him out on unnecessary activities, even if it sounds okay at the time. Josh has a tendency to think we can do a lot until the time gets close and then gets a bit overwhelmed. That's what we are trying to avoid. We don't want him to get overworked too fast, I'm sure that will come with time! :-)
Please continue to pray for us as a family. Everything is a lot of extra work right now as we get used to new chairs, new beds, new lifts and slings etc. It is already starting to get a bit easier and know that practice will definitely help the situation. Pray that my patience level is adequate for what we are experiencing. There are times when I get so tired I am not fair to all around me. The kids need a mommy who is understanding and loving, not short and frustrated. Josh needs a wife who is willing to do all the things he needs help with. He also needs me to be the wife he married, not just his caregiver. We are trying to find that happy medium.
That's all for tonight. Hopefully we are heading off to bed soon. :-) This momma is tired!
-TOTAL HEALING OF JOSH'S BODY
-Stability in our home