"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." - Psalm 139:13-16

Friday, August 1, 2008

Abby's new NAM w/ Nasal Stints

What a ride! As you all know Abby got a new NAM with Nasal stints in order to help lengthen her columella. The columella is the soft skin that separates the nostrils, and is between the tip of the nose and the lip. Well...she didn't like it. I don't really believe that it was the nasal stints as much as the new NAM. She had really gotten used to her original NAM and now getting a new one is just different for her. Also, the nasal stints were not staying in her nose. When she was sleeping they would come out. To make a long story short, we contacted our doctor and she told us to use her old one until we came in again. Heather took her in yesterday and Dr. Harris made her new NAM more comfortable for Abigail. She told us to leave the nasal stints out yesterday so she could get used to the new NAM by itself. Heather is going to take Abby back today to get the nasal stints put back into position. Please keep Abby in your prayers as she goes through this transition. She is such a sweetheart and such a great baby. God has really blessed us.

Mentioning how God has blessed us almost always makes me think of my wife. This is selfish, but I really think God has made me the most lucky Man alive, EVER. I could go on and on about how he blessed me with two beautiful and healthy kids, but for right now I really want the world to know is how wonderful Heather is. The way she makes this world a better place is beyond me. The care she gives her patients at work. The care she give her patients at home (Colton, Abby, and I). The way she mother's her children. Then on top of all of this, she has time to make me feel like I am on top of the world. I LOVE HER with everything I have. I can truly say this world would not be such a great place with out Heather. She is truly AMAZING! I am telling everyone this, not because I am in trouble, but because this is another way for me to shout on top of a mountain about how wonderful my wife is. I am so grateful for Heather and everything she does for our family. Heather, I LOVE YOU!!!


Anne said...

Ahhh...Pete...you two were meant for one another. It makes me happy to hear you are happy.

A prayer for my dear niece, Abby.
Dear Lord,
We pray that you scoop Abby, Peter, Heather, and Colton up in your arms and hold them close. Please let them feel the comfort of your arms or support and love. I pray to ease Abby's discomfort and pain as she transitions to a new NAM and nasal stints. Give her a place of peace and rest. I thank you for the strength you have given them all through this process so far. And, I pray you continue this strength and build upon it, only to make them stronger.
Thank you for this precious gift of life. Thank you for the joy she has brought to us in these past few months. Thank you for giving her a special family with an amazing big brother.

For I am the LORD, your God, who grasp your right hand; It is I who say to you, "Fear not, I will help you."
Isaiah 41:13

Anonymous said...

You are very lucky to have Heather in your life...you are right. However, Heather prayed for a long time for someone she could walk down life's road with. Someone equally as strong and loving. That is you Pete. She is blessed as well to have you in her life.
Abby is a gift and a lesson in life as to how sweet it is...not always in ways that appear at the time, but in the glue that she is providing to your family with the struggles and sleepless nights that you are experiencing right now. You two love each other and show it. Abby and Colton are both special children that will enhance your lives and teach you lessons of love and devotion.
Hang in there and know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Florida Nana