I have finally gotten some hope and therefore a chance to get home. JJ is finally starting to gain weight after 3 days of losing. As most of you know, JJ is very tiny. I had no idea just how tiny until by God's grace we ended up in the hospital ER for JJ having difficulty breathing. That remedied itself quickly, but he began losing weight, weight which he did not have to lose. And we almost lost him.
But by God's grace and mercy we have hope. They have tested and done so much to his poor tiny body, but he is a trooper! After trying several things, what is finally working for now is a feeding tube, inserted through his nose and into his intestines, totally by-passing his stomach. He is finally acting somewhat himself again and has actually gained weight. I have not had a chance to read your comments yet, and will be asking my beloved to read them over the phone to me sometime soon. I am mostly home to pay bills, shave my armpits and all that kind of stuff that cannot be done while in the hospital.
Please continue to pray for JJ. He is so frail and tiny right now. He has rumination. We have pinned it down to the stress that occurred during the time we put our house on the market and moved, and there was dissension between beloved's family and him and it seems all that was just too much stress for his little body and he began a destructive and lethal cycle. I just praise the Lord that He has not taken JJ before now and pray that He does not take JJ away from me still.
Thank you again for all your prayers. Things ARE looking good. The tube feeding is helping JJ gain weight and not be able to ruminate. He is smiling like he always does. But it will be a long long journey to recovery for him.
Autumn Tea & Mitten Strings: Chapters 1-3
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