We’ve Been Quiet…

Our Daughter-in-law posted these words on Facebook this past Friday, the 3rd of May, two and a half weeks after our little JJ was born.

“We have been a little quiet on the social media front lately so felt it was time to fill everyone in.
Jaymison was struggling to gain weight and despite many trips to the Doctor, lactation appts, breastfeeding, syringe feedings, SNS contraption he just kept dropping. Friday after another drop in weight our Dr sent us to Spokane to be admitted into Sacred Heart NICU for further testing. JJ was a mystery to the Doctors when we arrived and all the performed tests came back NORMAL!! After 2 days the little one we shared a room with tested positive for the Rhino virus (common cold) so JJ was tested as well, that came back positive. He has shown no signs of a cold and has started gaining weight. On Monday we were discharged. JJ has continued to gain weight and today is over his birth weight!!

We really want to send a huge shout out to our doctor, nurse staff, friends and family for your prayers and help through the rough times. We really wouldn’t of made it through without all your support. We love you all so much!”

We stopped by our kids home on Friday morning the 26th of April and were concerned that our grandson was very lethargic and our kids were exhausted from trying to get him awake enough to eat properly. Later that day our grandson had another appointment with his doctor and because he continued to lose weight instead of gaining any weight she had him admitted to the NICU ward at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane. Spokane is 70 miles from where we live. Addy’s granny came to stay with her on Friday night when the kids traveled to Spokane with JJ and stayed the weekend with her while her mommy and daddy stayed at the hospital. Our DIL, Laura, flew in from Seattle on Sunday to help watch Addy so that Addy’s Granny could go back to work on Monday. It was all hands on deck between Addy’s care and visiting at the hospital. This was also the weekend my sister Vera was visiting so she got to help, too.  Needless to say blogging was put on a back burner.

I asked some of my blogging friends, family, our church family, the Mennonite Girls and other dear friends to pray alongside us and I’m thankful for all of you. Jaymison is eating better and so much more alert. We are praising God for his improvement. We thank God for prayer warriors who come alongside in times like these.

Our son Josh arrived on Thursday the 2nd of May to be another pair of hands to help and encourage us all. Jaymison has a good namesake.

Addy had the best of care during the hospital stay and the week after with all the doctor appointments since.

Mommy and Daddy are happy with Jaymison’s progress and more at peace.

We all wash our hands a lot and we don’t kiss or touch JJ’s face.

Baba has talked with her God and Savior a lot about our little guy.

Walks with Addy, who’s favorite question is, “go outside?”, have happened while someone besides mommy or daddy is holding JJ.

Laura has kept these special times documented. We took this shot just before Josh and Laura left to the airport to go back home today. I know their extra hands and encouragement will be missed this next week but Dan and Jamie are strong and courageous and will do a good job. We’ll continue to help when and where needed. Addy’s Granny and Great Aunt Rhonda and Uncle Scott are always on call, ready to help, too.

In times like these it is difficult to stay up with dear blogging friends but I know you all understand and have been in difficult situations and different seasons of life that make it hard to keep up, too. Thank you for your understanding.


About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

32 thoughts on “We’ve Been Quiet…

  1. I’m so glad your family and Jamie’s have provided such strong support and made themselves available to help out. We’re praising God with you that JJ is gaining weight and becoming more alert!

    On Sun, May 5, 2019, 7:19 PM The Happy Wonderer ~ ellen b., wrote:

    > Ellen posted: ” Our Daughter-in-law posted these words on Facebook this > past Friday, the 3rd of May, two and a half weeks after our little JJ was > born. “We have been a little quiet on the social media front lately so felt > it was time to fill everyone in. Jaymiso” >

  2. So glad to hear Jaymison is doing better. What a beautiful picture of a family pulling together when tough times come!

  3. This is such good news! What a great example of family support, faith and love. Praying that little JJ and everyone stays healthy and happy.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear that Jaymison was not thriving and losing weight. A scary situation for any parent and family! It happens in a percentage of babies and often finding out the reason why takes time. Our second grandson had digestive problems as an infant and was put on soy milk when a milk allergy was suspected, only to continue to lose weight and it was discovered he is allergic to soy! My daughter-in-law also had to eliminate foods from her diet that he was sensitive to in her breast milk. Eventually, all worked out well and except for gluten sensitivity, this grandson can eat anything and is now a big happy boy! I hope Jaymison will continue to recover and grow! I’ll keep you all in my prayers

  5. Just a bump in the road as so happens in the first few weeks. It sounds like he’s on the road to recovery now, thanks to good medical attention and a loving family who dropped everything when they were needed. I thank God for our doctors and nurses. Never underestimate the power of prayer.

  6. So glad JJ is doing better. Always amazing that with all the tests that the common cold did not show up somewhere. Thank goodness it was found.
    Everyone can breath easier and sleep tonight. LOL

  7. These are precious photos of your family. I’m adding my prayers for continued health for this little guy.

  8. Oh my goodness. My heart fluttered a little as I read this story. It is SO hard to have a newborn who is not thriving. Praise the Lord that sweet JJ is now doing much better!! You are blessed with a wonderful, supportive family . . . and you know Who to turn to for help!!

  9. It has been a difficult start for your sweet JJ, and he has been in my thoughts and prayers often. Love the family pic! How nice for Dan and Jamie to have such great support from the family in times like this.

  10. Ellen, I am sooo happy for you and your family and especially JJ. I am thinking that since he was losing weight and had the infection he was too lethargic to really be uncomfortable. But again, I as so happy that JJ is doing fine now. I didn’t know to be praying for him but I will pray now giving thanks to our God.
    Oh yes, thanks for all the nice family pictures. You have a good looking family. 🙂

  11. Ellen – I had no idea this was happening, or I would have added my prayers! Thank God that Jaymison has recuperated and is gaining weight. Such a relief for everyone – I can only imagine how difficult this was … And of course you were doing the right thing focusing on your family rather than blogging!

  12. What a scary thing to go through, especially when all the tests come back normal! I think that’s the hardest part, not knowing what’s causing the issues. We’ll continue to pray for JJ and your family.

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