Friday, April 17, 2015

Compassion and Mercy

Jeremy loves to play videos/music on his I-phone over and over so I have listened to Veggie Tales, Jonah and the big fish too numerous to count.  I watch a little boy and a cat extend compassion and mercy to each other constantly.  Jonah thought he was above needing compassion and mercy but he felt that the Ninevites didn't deserve God's compassion or mercy, when in fact when Jonah was in the belly of the whale, God extended compassion and mercy, plus a second chance to do what GOD had asked.  The truth be known the entire world needs GOD'S compassion and mercy every day and my prayer has been that I will extend compassion and mercy.       

We do love spring, these warm days.  Jeremy gets to play outside and I can open the windows and let the fresh air blow.  We already had a round of tornadoes that were close to us and we were actually headed to our shelter when we got the all clear.  I wasn't ready, but now the shelter is.  I have us a few folding chairs, a sleeping bag, a plastic container with medical supply and necessities and a tank of oxygen.   

Jeremy gave us another scare on March 22, an awesome Sunday afternoon.  Jeremy had blood in his urine and we didn't know the cause so a trip to the ER got us admitted for 2 days for observation.  Jeremy had also been irritable and cranky the week before so we didn't know if the kidney stone was moving, and to be honest we still don't know the exact cause.  His doctors suspect that he had an UTI, his bladder was already irritated from the in and out catheterization causing some possible trauma.  He then pulled out an in-dwelling catheter while in the hospital but had no trauma.  If it happens again his Urologist will have to do a scope.  Jeremy did get to stay home from school for 2 weeks, which wasn't a good thing he loves school but he needed to heal and wait until the indwelling catheter was removed.  We have had problems trying to get consistent nursing staff but we are getting close to being back to full staff.  It has been a rough few weeks.

Jeremy had a visit with our cardiologist and an echocardiogram.  His heart looks very similar to last year's echo, so she is happy with that.  His heart is starting to show signs that it's getting crowded so we will watch that and go back in another year. 

We did enjoy the Easter weekend, Jeremy got to go back to church and then a family dinner out at Granny's was nice.  Jeremy had so much fun.   

Jeremy at the hospital, not happy

Patriotic Jeremy @ school

Jeremy after school

Jeremy and Mulley

Easter basket goodies
I just gave him his new Iphone

Mollie relaxing in the window