Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dr. Daddy


     Sawyer is resting peacefully tonight (YES!).  The renal nurse was still adjusting his peritoneal dialysis (PD) late into the evening until she found the best setting to allow Sawyer the least amount of discomfort.  We are grateful and hoping he will sleep through the night.

  
     The training to perform PD at home is challenging.  I'm grateful that my mom,  Joyce Sanders, joined us.   There is much to learn.
  
     Karen and I teamed up to start Sawyer's dialysis tonight, under the nurse's supervision, and it went well.  I told Sawyer to call me "Dr. Daddy".  He was not so amused especially since he does not currently hold doctors in high regard.  This will change when he realizes one day that God used them to save his life.
   
     Here's the best news of the day, Sawyer walked!  His leg strength improved greatly over yesterday. He shot enough hoops in the playroom to ruin the IV port in his wrist, which meant more poking and prodding by the nurses later.
   
     Special thanks to Lori Rosie for sitting with Sawyer all day  today while we trained.  She really lifted his spirits and poured a lot of love into my boy.  So grateful for Lori.



11 comments:

Joan and Jan B said...

Praise the Lord for progress! You and Karen rock! :) Love and hugs before Irene rocks Hampton Roads. We may leave for a friend's in Cary tomorrow afternoon. Stay safe, and we'll continue to pray.

Lisa C. said...

Knew he'd be up and at 'em quickly...he can't resist a basketball hoop, for sure. Praying for his peace...for all of you!

Anonymous said...

Still praying for you precious one! Glad you had some fun today. I have lots of friends praying for you too. Angie Hite (Clarksville)

Doug & Sharon Persons said...

So glad to hear Sawyer is resting well and had a better day. Continuing to pray and hope you're all home again soon. We loved having Will, Emma and Ben at our house. They're always welcome anytime.

Jack Wilson said...

We are going to keep praying for you guys. Tell Sawyer, the Wilson family is praying for him and are glad to hear he is up playing hoops!

Jim & Elisa said...

Psalm 30:2
O Lord my God, I cried to You and You have healed me.
We claim this Word for Sawyer. And we pray for your whole family. Amen.

thea said...

Toby & Karen - Just as you two have labored to spare thousands of babies lives, so I am praying that God will spare Sawyer's life and give him a future of health and hope. "God reigns transcendent" and is standing there with you through this "valley of weeping". He remembers your faithfulness to Him.

Pamela said...

Sawyer is amazing! But then, so are his parents! Still praying for all of you.

DMaxATL said...

Praise The Lord Toby! That is truly an answer to prayer. I cannot wait unti this whole episode is a great memory to recount the blessings of God...a "pile of rocks on the bank of the river" as a opportunity to tell the story. - Doug

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heidihomeschoolmom said...

This is awesome news. Thank you God for hearing our prayers!!