Blogging Break and G Update

I haven’t written in almost two weeks (or commented, really, so sorry). I’m in another one of those times where there’s a lot going on, but not much I’m wanting to write about. We’re in the midst of some major life-changing decisions for our family, and I’m torn between obsessing over and avoiding the decisions. Anyway, I hate to be vague, but there’s my excuse for not writing. I’ve had several people ask if we are ok because I haven’t blogged, which I’ll admit is flattering. I do love this space and what a great outlet it is for me.

We’re fine. Since I can’t remember anything past a few days ago, I’ll just start there. Saturday was my birthday. I worked in the morning, and then my parents took me, Ryan, my brother and sister in law to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.

Unfortunately, after a great birthday, I woke up in the middle of the night with a bad stomach ache. I was hoping I had just eaten too much, but no such luck. By 6 am I was vomiting and couldn’t function. I spent the day in bed- we ended up going over to my parents’ house and my mom took care of me. We spent the night over there because Grayson had his feeding tube procedure this morning and we had to be in the Med Center at 6:00 am. It is a much quicker drive from my parents’ than our house.
Thankfully, I woke up this morning feeling almost back to normal and was able to go to the hospital for the procedure. Hanging out in the pre-op waiting room:
The procedure went great. We were with him when they put him under anesthesia and were able to kiss him goodbye. It’s funny that G’s now been in surgery/anesthesia so many times that we and the nurses and doctors recognize each other. Funny, but kind of sad too. In the PACU (recovery) we are the family whose kid takes forever to wake up- ha! This time, the anesthesiologist tried something different with G that she said had been successful last week on a Mito kid and would make him wake up sooner. He still took a long time, but it was shorter than in the past. Grammie’s singing was what finally made him open his eyes.
So far, the GJ tube is working fine. The button part is HUGE- I guess I’d never seen one and it looks totally different than the G-button. But it doesn’t seem to bother Grayson. He did throw up three times this afternoon- yellow bile-looking stuff. Yuck. I’m hoping it was just because of the anesthesia and this new tube really does cut way back on the vomiting!
This afternoon, Grayson took a 3 hour nap, which meant I got a nap too. It was wonderful! Poor guy is so wiped out- he woke up from his nap around 4:00 and was sound asleep again by 6:30. I’m doing the last of about 47 loads of laundry that had backed up and then I am heading to bed too!


  1. KC on October 16, 2012 at 12:59 am

    I am glad you had a nice birthday but sorry to hear you weren't feelig well. Happy to hear that everything went okay with Grayson's procedure and I hope he is feeling better soon.

  2. andmom on October 16, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Glad his procedure went well. The button seems big now, but you'll get used to it fast!Sorry you weren't feeling well. Good luck with your big decisions!

  3. Erin on October 16, 2012 at 1:57 am

    So happy that the procedure went well and you are all home safe and sound.

  4. Taunia on October 16, 2012 at 2:05 am

    Hi Elizabeth! I was made aware of your little one, Grayson and your blog via a mutual friend on facebook. II wanted to let you know that even though we don't know each other personally I brought Grayson up in our Life Group at church and have added him to my prayer list. We live in CO and I want you to know we are supporting you and your family in prayer.I am a "Nana" of a 2.5 year old grandson and a 5 week old granddaughter and love that Grayson's Grammy and her singing were what he woke up to after his procedure! Please tell her that I know she has to be a special part of Grayson's life and will pray for her diligence and support for you!Thanks for taking the time to update us and rest well!

  5. Esperanza on October 16, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Happy birthday. I'm sorry you got sick but I'm glad you feel better. I'm also glad that Grayson's procedure went well. I hope the new button cuts down on the vomiting a lot. Thanks for updating us. And thanks a for reaching out via email last week. Sorry I didn't respond, I've been kind of underwater lately. Still not excuse but at least an explanation. Thinking of you now and always.

  6. allthesunforyou on October 16, 2012 at 3:27 am

    I'm glad you had a nice birthday dinner! How awful to be sick though. I love that photo of Grayson in pre-op. He looks ready to take on the world! Hooray for long naps! You deserve one 😉

  7. Alex on October 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Great to hear from you! Good luck as you make your decisions. I hope you don't have a bad sickness like you did – glad it came and went quickly! Happy Birthday!!!!

  8. Becky on October 16, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    So glad G's procedure went well!! And that you're feeling better 🙂 Happy belated birthday, mama!

  9. Coco on October 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I'm glad that everything went well and that you were feeling better by morning! Phew. Puking is the worst! Good luck with those decisions!!!

  10. Down On The Farm on October 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Prayers for you, your family, and your sweet little G. Don't focus on the decisions, focus on the One who can guide you in all decisions!! He will provide the answers! Blessings to you!

  11. J o s e y on October 18, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Happy belated birthday!!Glad to hear that all went well with G's procedure. He's a tough little boy!

  12. AL on October 18, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Happy belated birthday, and so good to see a picture of you! Glad that the procedure went well and I hope that it helps cut down on the vomiting.

  13. Kyla on October 19, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Happy belated birthday! I really hope the g-j tube helps Grayson and his precious little tummy!

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