Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October 6 2:00 PM

Hello friends,
When I got to RJ this morning I got to Micah's room and he was gone.  I went to the nurses station and asked our nurses assistant where to find my boy she said, " Oh, we lost him."  Most of our nurses have this same sense of humor, which is a good thing for us.  When I found him one of the PHRS (activities people) had saved him from being parked in a chair in front of the Barney show.  I thanked her profusely as Micah can't stand to watch Barney and then we went for a stroll around the building stopping to look at anything that caught his attention.  Most of it was caught by Sammy, a golden retriever that was here with one of the volunteers.  Sammy came to see Micah and slobbered all over his hands which he liked a lot!  Micah has been very happy today, smiling at everyone that comes to the room.  He just finished his lunch and had his OT here, we are waiting on the ST to come and then we will go for another walk, possibly outside if it doesn't rain again.  
We bought him a St. Louis Blues shirt since we're here and found out that he might get to meet some of their players while we're here.  
Tomorrow we are supposed to get to start doing therapy in the gym here so that should be great fun for Micah as they have all sorts of neat things around here.  I will have to get back to you as Micah is just about ready to get back in his chair. 

4 PM
We did not get to get back into the chair for long as Micah's blood pressure was low so he didn't get his meds at his regular time as they both will affect the BP.  He had a little posturing, but that has calmed down.  The good news with this ordeal was that his BP is leveling out good and they are reducing one of his meds because of that, yeah!  The less meds we have the better it is in my book.  Right now Micah is getting his hair cut by the charge nurse who is also a beautician, then he will be headed to the whirlpool tub.  Clipped, lathered & lotioned then he'll be lookin' good!  Sometime tomorrow his brothers and sisters will be coming to see him, I think he will be very happy as he looks at the picture of them all the time.  
Micah slept through the night again last night which, I think, is one of the main reasons that he has been so happy the last two days.  They are getting ready to change his food and then start increasing the daytime feeds and decreasing the night time so that he will be on a regular eating schedule.  Thus far he has adjusted well to all the changes they have made and we keep praying for a miracle while taking care pf the daily needs.  Gotta go, getting ready for the bath.  God keeps providing for every need we've had, He is too good.


  1. It's great to hear that Micah is happy in his new environment. And that he gets to get out of bed alot. Thanks so much for continueing to give us all updates. I know you must be very busy. Still praying and BELIEVING. Love and miss you, Tina Flowers

  2. Tina, nice to hear that.Glad he's getting good care there & you are close by to check in on him. Praise God for providing all the necessities.love & prayers.Shanti, Bernard & kids

  3. Praise the Lord, for His mercy endureth for ever! He wipes away our tears. He is our God and willnever leave us nor forsakes us. We r always in prayer for Micah and all of you. love,mummy and Daddy.

  4. So glad to hear that Micah is settling in so nicely. Sounds like you are right where the Lord wanted you to be. It will be amazing hearing of his progress. Faith of a mustard seed!
    Sharon Valientes

  5. Praise God!
    We are encouraged to hear how well Micah is doing - this sounds like it's been a good move for you all...one step closer to being home! And, I'm so glad Micah didn't get stuck watching "Barney"!!!!
    We love you!

  6. Hi Tina, Looks like things are going pretty good.
    Still praying for you. Your neighbors, Larry & Judy Pratt

  7. Tina,
    Thomas gave us an update on Micah at JAMA today, it was a very powerful testimony to the love, grace, plan and provision of God. We all laid hands on Thomas and prayed for Micah, Thomas, you and the children. He probably will tell you all of this with the exception of how God used his words to speak so powerfully to all of us. If Thomas needs anything while he is separated from his family during the week, PLEASE shoot me an email and his needs will be met.

  8. it is WONDERFUL to hear how happy micah is, how his posturing is less, how his meds are decreased, how he has a gym with cool stuff, how God is always FAITHFUL and has so amazingly provided for everything you need. continuing to pray always for you guys; we miss you bunches.
    God's mercies are new every morning; great is HIS faithfulness. He will continue to be the lifter of your head, your Strong Tower in whom you can take refuge. you dear friend,along with your precious family, are the apple of His eye. we love you lots, sheila for all