Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Two Year Old!!!

Noah turned the mighty "Two" yesterday!!! I still can not believe how the first two years have flew by. And I am pretty sure I don't have to say it, but his first 2 years were amazing, scary, fun, sad, unforgettable, heart breaking, miracle filled, covered in prayer and held in God's ever capable hands. Yesterday, Aaron and I were looking at old videos and photos... basically starting with his birth photos and working our way to the present. I teared up quite a few times. Both for the scary moments and the moments when God gave us another miracle to hang tightly to. Each and every milestone (and now repeated milestones) are treasured and never forgotten. In a way, his struggles have been a blessing to me... I say that because I have grown in Christ more now than ever before but also because I know I look at life differently and know how important it is to cherish those moments ... even the little everyday things.

Noah has had a total of 6 major surgeries. Two of them were life saving. I still have a hard time wrapping my head around that fact. Noah is a miracle. There is no better word for him. I thank Jesus for every second I have with Noah. I thank Him for the miracles. We are so blessed that God chose US to be his parents!

Now for a quick update because it is late and I am tired.

Noah had botox injections today to correct the foot drop. He received a total of four injections. Then we go in next Thursday to have his foot casted. He will have to have his foot re-casted once a week to achieve full range of motion again and it could take up to 8 weeks to correct. Then he will have a brace to wear at night so as to prevent it from returning. The doctors believe the foot drop was caused from his cardiac arrest. Next week I will start posting photos of the serial casting progress.

Thank you all for keeping us in your prayers! Love the Solomon's :)

OHHH!! I almost forgot!!!! Noah's birthday party in going to be July 9th from 2pm to 5pm. You all are welcome to stop by and see how my little man is doing!!!
The party will be held at:
Smolenski Park
438 S Stuart Rd
Racine, WI 53406
Sunday, June 5, 2011

June is here!!

I only have 17 days left before Noah turns 2! Time really flies.

We are still not in our apartment yet. Lots of things keep happening to prevent us from moving in. It is getting really frustrating. We have waited so long. I want to cry most days.

Last week, we all were in Michigan for my cousin's wedding. Noah decided that vacation was the perfect time to visit another hospital! Yup... he vomited himself into dehydration. The Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo only kept him for a night. He was let out just in time to go to the wedding. Silly stinker! Then the day we left to come back home, my grandparents took us to the Binder Park Zoo. AWESOME zoo!!! I love it there! I could stay out in "Africa" with the giraffes ALL day! Noah actually was brave enough to reach out and pet it's nose while I fed it. SO cool!

Now we are back "home". Two days ago, I decided that it was time to start switching Noah's drip feeds to bolus during the day. So far so good! I am so happy about that! I really hope we can get him to 3 bolus' during the day and shorten the run time on them so as to create the feeling of hunger more so that he will actually drink/eat by mouth. Pretty soon we will be able to start giving Noah breaks from his O2. Slowly he is getting more freedom.

I am sick once again. I feel horrible. I really hope Noah does not catch what I have... It is getting difficult to stay away from him when all he wants to do is "eat" my eyelashes... Yes... that is his new obsession with my eyelashes. He likes me to bat my lashes on his lips. Sometimes he will even close his lips on my lashes and pull back. Such a silly boy :)

Please pray for my health to return. For our apartment to be ready to move into this week! For Noah's continued progress. Thank you!

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Welcome to Noah's blog! We thank you for following us on our God-led journey and thank you for all your thoughts and prayers! Noah was born June 22, 2009 with many anatomical birth defects and underwent his first major surgery when he was just 4 days old. He has been in and out of the hospital since day one and has had a total of 4 major surgeries to date, with his latest one being the most extreme and difficult - his first open heart surgery on November 4 and December 17th, 2010. He is a warrior and this is his journey...

He is getting so BIG!!!!

He is getting so BIG!!!!
Getting a short break from his O2 :)

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