Monday, August 29, 2011

"Da' wuz fweaky."

     Sawyer is so impacted now that he is unable to keep food down.  Sparing you the gory details, Sawyer got really sick yesterday evening.  He did not get upset, but it really surprised him. While we were cleaning him up, he said with his Sawyer-like accent, "Da' wuz fweaky."

     It's improbable that Sawyer will go home today.  Not only does he need to get things flowing, his dialysis is still needing some adjustments. 

     Last night I came home to start getting the house ready for all of Sawyer's medical equipment.  So Karen was at the hospital by herself.  By phone, the renal nurse walked Karen through re-programing his dialysis machine because of the issues Sawyer is experiencing.   Karen got it done like a champ! 

    Typically, I'm the one who learns and operates all of the technical stuff.  However, Karen has really led out with Sawyer's treatments.  I am so proud of her!  This mamma bear will do whatever it takes to care for her cubs.

     Keeping you informed so you will know how to pray.  Thank you for caring about our son!


Joan said...

Dear Toby and Karen,

I just caught up with the latest on the blog. We will pray with you for all things to "flow and go!!" That situation can cause much pain, so will pray for resolution. Also, praise for Karen and all the technical, medical she has absorbed and taken on! I know how a mother's heart will do whatever it takes ... Now we pray for the injection-learning and giving part as well! You guys are keeping us learning how to pray in new ways! I was thinking about Phil. 4:12 ystdy in light of the post-hurricane mess. It will no doubt be a spiritual "place" for you all as well. Love,
J & J

Unknown said...

It feels so repetative to keep saying that we are praying for you, but we all are and evey chance I get I grab more people to lift y'all up. - Hang in there bro.
- Doug

Jeff Guill said...

Still praying!!! God knew what he was doing when he gave you Sawyer. How he is blessed to have you guys as his parents. Be encouraged, God loves you guys so much!!! Please let me know if there is anything at all I can do for you.

Peace & Blessings,
Jeff Guill

jandlgossner said...

Dear Toby and Karen,

I'm not sure if we have met before, but Arlene goes to our church and we have been praying for Sawyer and your family! My husband and I have a 3 year old daughter. We had complications with my pregnancy with her and she was born at 32 weeks at 4 pounds. I can't completely understand what you are going through but as a parent, I know how you feel to see your little one go through all of this and praying for God's healing and strength. Continue to trust in Him and know that He is in complete control. He will help you during this difficult time. Sawyer is such a trooper! Take care and know you have a lot of prayers coming your way!!

louantha said...

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Just left out one important element, God. How well you know that truth. My God to continue to hold you up and give you strength and courage. Sawyer is one impressive little guy!!!