What’s Up With Nick

Nicholas has been going back to school since the beginning of the new semester.  Things have been going very well.  We have even been able to push is appointment back.  And believe it or not, he is going to be trying out for the Tennis Team!  This has been a dream for him for quite a while now and I believe he is going to be able to do it.  He is LOVING school.  He has all of his favorite subjects: Art, Strength and Conditioning (weightlifting and fitness), U. S. History, and Biology.  He is in absolute heaven I tell you.

He is continuing to use the new inhaled antibiotic every other month – I think this is one of the main, BIG differences in his life.  Aside from the fact that he has really matured and gotten more serious about his meds, his treatments, and his life in general, he FEELS GOOD!  His cough is almost completely at 0% – which we haven’t been able to say in a very long time, and he is able to do things he hasn’t been able to do in a few years now.  His stamina is growing and I think he is doing so much better over all.  He had been becoming short of breath at the thought of doing anything and now he is going, going, going…

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers guys.  They really mean the world to us and they are WORKING!  Keep up the good work and thanks for checking in.

Tuesday, November 3rd

Talking to Nicholas and John yesterday and last night, things went well yesterday.   Nicholas went to the playroom yesterday when John left for work so he has been occupied with the playroom and his birthday present.  As far as I can tell, things are progressing as they should.  He is getting two IV antibiotics and physical therapy four times a day.  While I was on the phone with him last night, he had gotten a bunch of mail delivered to him and he was reading through it.  I really appreicate that and so does he.  He LOVES to get mail so thank you all for doing that.

Hopefully, today, he will try to start of some of his school work.  It’s kindof hard to concentrate on stuff like that when you are feeling so well.  So today I am praying for continued progress in his lung function and lung capacity, weight gain, and that he feels better so he can work on school assignments.  I also pray for continued strength as I am separated from him, for John in his traveling back and forth to Kenly to work, and that this will all be over quickly so we can all be back under one roof.  I pray for Miranda too eventhough she is happy to be in her own house and in her own bed.  She is usually living with my mama or John’s mama or someone else while Nicholas is in the hospital so that is a praise for her.  🙂

Thanks for checking in today.  I’ll post when I know more.

Yep…We Are Going Home!!!

Nicholas just went down for his lung function test.  His numbers are back up to 57% and we are going home!!  Thank you God!!!  Our prayers have been answered and my family is going to all be under the same roof when we go to bed tonight!

Guys, you have no idea how wonderful it is to know that you have a support system of friends and family that are praying for the same things you are.  Love just emanates around our family and it is very much felt and appreciated.  We are nothing without God and you all are a part of the life He has given us.  We are blessed and we are so thankful.

Maybe we will get to see you around Edgecombe County this weekend!


Lung Function

The Griffin’s are thanking God for answered prayers. Nicholas went down for a lung function test this afternoon. His lung function was up!  Last Thursday his lung function was 44%…today it was 57%!!  God is so good.  Nicholas says that he is beginning to breathe easier and he is feeling a little better as well.

This is such great news!  Thank you all for your thoughts, cards, and prayers.  Please continue to pray for Nicholas.  This MAY mean that he can come home earlier than the anticipated three weeks.  🙂  So keep those prayers a comin’!!


Answered Prayers

Nicholas’ lung function was UP!!!!  It is 60%!  His weight is continuing to rise as well.  He is up to 109.2pounds!!!  This is the most he has ever weighed in his life!  This is so awesome!  God is SO good!  I most definitely give God the praise for this.  All our prayers have been answered.  Thank you all so much for the prayers and the comments over the past couple of days.  They mean so much and they were so needed.  If anything changes with “the plan” I will post again.

THANKS!!! ~ Robin