What is being said....

"I need dessert for my blood sugar."

Mallory, 7 yrs.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Thank you all for the many prayers & kind thoughts sent our way as Hatcher has been very sick. I am happy to report that Hatch is home!! We were able to bring him home last Wednesday night, but he had to stay on oxygen. Having a tube hooked in his nose that he had to drag behind him, did not make him happy, but he was willing to deal with it if he could be home & get the needle out of his arm. So, home we went. Along with the oxygen, he had three medications to finish, & on this day, he is done with all but one. Friday afternoon, we had an appointment with our family doctor who tested his oxygen levels & thankfully told Hatcher he didn't need the oxygen anymore. You should have seen the size of the grin on Hatch's face!! He didn't want to take his oxygen to the Harvest Festival that night, so this was a relief. He was also taken off of his "yucky breathing medicine" & that news made his grin even bigger!!

As of today, Thursday, he is doing so much better than he was. It was a good thing that we admitted him. He has gotten mad at me & picked on Mallory, so he must be just about back to normal! ha ha We have another appointment next week to check his levels one more time, but he is on his way to 100%. He still gets tired easily, but the doctor said it will take a few weeks for him to totally bounce back. After getting hit with all three things, his little body needs a break!!

Here are some pictures I took while he was in the hospital....yes, I took my camera with me from day one....it was very hard to watch my little guy be so sick & feel helpless, but I thank the Lord that we have turned the corner now & I'm almost all caught up here at the house....almost.

We took Hatch's new "Cars" pillow case with us.....

Here is Hatch surrounded by his zoo of animals.....imagine puppet shows by Mom with these things....the storyline gets very interesting!

His little arm with his IV.....he was such a trooper.

I couldn't resist taking pictures of his little hands.....always hooked up to something.....

Hatch took a walk around the wing.....& visited with the fish.....

The entire family came to hang out, eat pizza & watch "The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"...we had had it on the calendar for a couple weeks, so a hospital stay wasn't going to ruin our family tradition....it was a bright spot for us.

Hatch LOVES the new "Cars" slippers Ohmi Jake brought him....we would do exercises & bend over & touch all of Lightening McQueen's wheals (Hey, whatever works, right?)

Here are Hatch & I hanging out....he was not happy when I would leave.....

HOME!!!! I asked Hatch how happy he was to be home & he held out his hands & said, "This much!"

A much needed hug from Mom as we were preparing to go home...he was not happy we had to take his oxygen with us......

His special ride out of the hospital....

Playing with one of the many little toys Ohmi LeeLou brought him to keep him busy......with 3-D glasses on to boot!!

One of his rare smiles while at the hospital....because we were going HOME!!!

Thank you all for your prayers, notes, meals & hospital visits! When life gets overwhelming & complicated, it's nice to know how blessed we are with friends & family who look out for us!!!


Anonymous said...

Hey Nelle!
It was good to here That Hatcher is doing better. We enjoy reading your blog and just thought we'd let you know that we are and have been praying. You and your family are an encouragement.
Uncle Dale and Aunt Mary

Carrie Jo said...

Yeah! I can finally read your blog again! So touching to see what you all went through! GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD, and we praise His Name for delivering your son back into health and your home! Love you all! Miss you during our Christmas concerts!