Happy Christmas!

Luke 2:1-14

1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.  8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

Happy Christmas!



Monday, Sept 27th

Things have been going as well as can be expected over the past couple of weeks.  Nick has committed to increasing his exercise and he has REALLY help up his end of the bargain.  We bought him a new bike and helmet and he has been adding up the miles.  He’s hated the rain today.  I think it’s the first day he’s not ridden since he went to Chapel Hill.  We have always told him that sitting around doing nothing will make you feel worse and I think he finally believes us.   He feels better and his appetite has dramatically increased! I don’t know where in the world he puts all the food.

He was supposed to start homebound today, but he was having stomach issues.  I told him he ate too much food yesterday.  🙂  His teacher will come tomorrow.

Please continue to pray for him as he works on getting his treatment schedule fine tuned.  He still has issues with getting everything done.  Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers and as always…thanks for checking in.

Friday, November 20th

Nick has not had a good night. Yesterday was SO awesome! he was on the radio for the NC Children’s Promise. He met so many people and he has been promised concert tickets and an autographed Marty Fish tennis racket.

He texted me at 1:30 this morning to tell me that he was carrying a low grade temperature. This morning he told me he was short of breath and he was coughing more and coughing up junk.

The doctors are running a bunch of tests. They are testing for flu, H1N1, and they are going to check just to make sure he doesn’t have an infection in his port a catheter. They are pretty sure he doesn’t.

I just talked to the doc. The nurse didn’t tell her that Nick was short of breath. He is on precautions now because of the fever. All visitors have to wear a gown, gloves, and a mask. He can’t leave the room until he is off precautions or until he is discharged until he has been without treat temp for 24 hrs. The doc also said that if his lung function was below 50, he probably would not go home. Needless to say he is not happy. They are so busy here so he still has not had the test yet. Praying for good results!

Tuesday, November 10th

Sorry I haven’t posted lately…busy, busy, busy.  🙂  Hospitalizations are a process for Nicholas.  They place him on high dose antibiotics, a fierce regimine of physical therapy and excercise, and they monitor his weight.  Unfortuantely, that makes it difficult for all of us because we just simply have to wait to see how he progresses.

The doctors are concerned because he is not gaining weight.  We weighed right at 112 pounds when he went in and he dropped to 111.  He has been at 111 pounds for over a week now.

He also continues to have blood sugar issues.  They are doing a glucose tolerance test today, so it will be interesting to see what the results are from that test.

The doctors say that he will probably be there for the full three weeks.  Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day so there is no school.  I will probably be going up for the day, and then I will be back on Friday.

That’s all I have for now.  If anything changes, I will let you know.


Home At Last!

Believe it or not, we finally left Chapel Hill around 5:00. I know…long, unimportant story. We stopped in Wilson to pick up a few things and then went home and unpacked the car. I mean…literally, we threw everything in my room, used the bathroom, and then got right back into the car to go get my baby (Oscar). Oscar is our miniature Dachshund and I missed him SO much. My daddy was not too happy to give him up I think. My mama is in Florida so it was just daddy and Oscar hanging out. I think he’s going to be kinda lonely until mama gets back.

Then we stopped at Brian and Heather’s house to see them and Kailey. Gosh she is growing up so fast. We finally got back home around 9:30.

I have almost completely unpacked everything and I am waiting for John to get home. He doesn’t get home from work until 1:20ish – AM.

Thank you all so much for your prayers for Nicholas over the past three weeks, but especially over the past couple of days. It has been kind of rough and we couldn’t have made it through without your prayers and God’s gift of grace.

We are now praying that Nicholas will continue to strengthen now that he is home. He has got to work on building his strength and stamina back up. He is really looking forward to the holiday so he can get some swimming in at his Aunt Kim’s house before the fireworks and homemade icecream. He has talked of nothing much else today.

He is not scheduled to go back until August 5th, but I will keep in touch through the blog so you guys will know “What’s Up With Nick.”

Love to you all,

OK…Final Word…

We are going home!!! See ya when we get into Edgecombe County!!! THANK YOU GOD!!! We thank you for your grace and blessings upon our family. It is going to be wonderful to have everyone in the same house again. Love you FB people!

Lung Function Results

Nicholas’ lung function is at 57%.  This is three points up from last week.  So now we have to wait to see what the doctors say.  I feel like they are going to send him home.  I feel like they are going to say that this is as good as he is going to get.  I don’t think I am ready to accept that.

I’ll post again when then they give us their decision.