This is an attempt to give our family and friends a glimpse
of our baby Carter's llife. I hope this will help you better
understand O.E.I.S complex (Cloacal Exstrophy). Carter is a true blessing and God has a special plan for him.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
He never ceases to amaze me...
Today was a great day for Carter! Last night around 2:30 he had output. He was able to have his nasogastric tube removed this morning and he is now on clear liquids! He is doing great! He feels so much better! He even sat up for a few minutes this morning and wanted to play with his toys AND gave me a big smile! I have to admit the past few days Brandon and I have been a bit nervous. It is never easy to see Carter when he is so sick. He is usually a fighter. This time he was too exhausted to fight. He had a dressing change and I.V. inserted with only a mere cry. Anyone that knows Carter knows this is uncharacteristic of him. He is a fighter and screamer if he feels the need. As a mom (and nurse) I knew something was not right with Carter. We are so fortunate that God bestowed the need for another surgery for Carter on our surgeons heart. Brandon and I both felt so much peace after Carter's surgery yesterday. I honestly believe this was in part all of the prayers that were lifted up for our little family. We are honestly grateful for all of your faithful prayers. We have been asked by so many if there was anything that could be done for us. We do not want anyone to ever feel sorry for us or to think we are asking for pity. We are blessed beyond all measures, we get to watch God work first hand in our child each and everyday. We are truly blessed and would have our lives no other way! The only thing we want and need is prayer! Please continue to pray for output, Carter's intestinal tract to heal and absorb as it should. Please continue to pray for peace, healing and strength.
Melts my heart!
Our God is so awesome! It was only yesterday that Carter was hardly able to hold his head up off of his pillow and today he sat up! He never ceases to amaze me! I am so blessed to witness his works first hand.
Playing with hot wheels that a few of the teachers at BES got him!
Playing with the elephant and balloons his girlfriend, Lilly Ford got him!
Ready to eat some candy! :) "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6