Saturday, September 3, 2011

The little fighter

When the cardiologist, Dr. Steinberg, walked in this afternoon to check on Caleb he said, "There's the little fighter!"  He is so right!  This boy is determined to get well fast.  His x-rays showed no fluid at all on his lungs.  He is doing great, and coming home soon.  Right now he is sitting next to me sucking on his toes and cooing.  He has been a bit of a rebel the past couple days... he has pulled out his IV in his arm, pulled his oxygen tube off his head, pulled the probes off his feet... always with a smile on his face, as if to say, "Look guys, I don't even need these!"  The nurse just told me I could unhook him for a while and take him for a walk in a wagon around the floor.  I'm looking forward to getting him out of his room.  I'm sure he will flirt with every nurse he sees, as he has been known to do around here.

I can't believe he just had open-heart surgery a few days ago.  He acts completely like himself.  I can't wait to get him home and be on the road to a full recovery. 

Daniel and I will never be able to sufficiently thank everyone who has prayed for us.  Caleb's recovery is a miracle in our life and an obvious result of prayer.  THANK YOU.

The next update will probably be from home!  Unless anything changes, we will go home in the next day or two. There are lots of smiles in this hospital room today!


  1. That is the best news I've heard all week. So happy and relieved for y'all and thanking our great God for His lovingkindness and healing.
    D. Atwood

  2. Smiles here too!
    So happy...and praising God!
    Much love,

  3. Thanks for keeping us posted - we pray for you all the time.