Archive for January, 2005

Ryan Is Home

January 31, 2005

GREAT news from Susie:

WE MADE IT!!!!!!!!!! WE MADE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RYAN IS BACK HOME WHERE HE BELONGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS MADE THIS A LITTLE EASIER ON OUR FAMILY. YOUR SUPPORT HAS BEEN AWESOME AND WE LOVE ALL OF YOU FOR IT. I AM FEELING PRETTY BLESSED, TO HAVE MY BABY BACK AND TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO CARE AND TO SEE WHAT THE POWER OF PRAYER CAN DO. RYAN IS AWAKE, ALERT AND LOOKING BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE.

THE JOLLEY FAMILY,
FERRIS AND SUSIE
LOGAN
KYLEIGH
RACHEL
JACOB
LANDEN
AND OF COURSE,,,,, RYAN

Ryan Day 12

January 29, 2005

From Susie

What a day. I spent the majority of the day trying to feed Ryan. We thought that maybe we would be going home but until he taking full feeds we are not going anywhere. The problem is stemming from his intubation. He never had to use his jaw muscle and it has become weak. Although we are able to get him to take 60 cc’s ( 2 ounces ) it is taking way to long. In fact I had given up trying on one of his feedings today, and handed him over to the charge nurse, well it took her more than an hour to get him to drink his bottle down. The little stinker!!!! Besides from the feeding issue he is doing great. A little fussy from trying so hard to eat and having some withdraws from all the medication, but alert and stable.

Noah and the Great Flood

January 28, 2005

Before I begin my tale, I need to educate you on the “Phoenix Crisis” of the week. It makes this story quite ironic. We don’t get much rain in Arizona and apparently our water systems can’t handle the magnitude of rain we have had in recent weeks. The mud had made its way into the water plants and keeping the water at acceptable levels was getting very difficult early in the week. As a result, Phoenix residents were warned to not use tap water. We had to use bottled water or boil the tap water for a full 5 minutes. The water was not considered safe for dishwashing, laundry, brushing teeth….not even pets (according to the press release). So that sets the stage….

My little nephews came to visit this week. All boys were well and we have barely had any time with them this year, so Aunt Sissy was having withdrawals. It has become customary for Noah to knock on my door and say “PLEASE can I come in”. (He has had to stand outside my screen door and just peek in too many times!)

His parents wanted to do a bit of shopping so I asked if Noah could stay with me for a bit. Apparently, I am not responsible enough to watch Noah at this stage of my life. I forgot what toddlers are like and I became distracted and was working with Jim on the computer while the boys quietly played. You saw the word didn’t you? Quietly. With small children that is usually the predecessor of the doom and destruction that lies ahead. I know this.

Anyhow, Ty was in his swing and I went out to check on him. I noticed that there were big puddles all across my floor. Alarm bells start ringing. I followed the trail to the kitchen. What I saw left me staring speechless in awe and amazement.

Noah was standing at the bottled water dispenser holding the lever down and had already managed to flood my kitchen. The look on his face was quite fascinating to me. No guilt no remorse. Rather, his eyes asked “Would ya like some?”

When his daddy and mommy arrived I met them at the door and asked if they had come to pick up Dennis (as in Dennis the Menace). I told my brother that I hoped he wasn’t thirsty because I would not be offering them any water. Noah had used up our ration.

:) :):)

(P.S. Brooke was especially sympathetic because a few weeks ago Noah stood on his stool at the kitchen sink, turned on the faucet, turned the faucet to the back of the sink so that the water ran across the counter instead of into the sink…and flooded Brooke’s kitchen. All while she was talking on the phone.)

Ryan Day 10

January 28, 2005

From Susie:

There was not much change on day nine so I didn’t post anything.
But day 10!!!!!!! What great day!!!!!! Ryan was extubated. He is doing awesome and looking so much better. He is still needing about 30 percent oxygen, but there are plans to ween him off.
He had a couple of more blood test today and of course we won’t know anything for awhile but I hope he will come out o.k.. He will be able to take a bottle later tonight which I know he will enjoy considering he has had nothing orally sense 4:00 a.m. this morning. To sum things up, Ryan is one heck of a fighter and is back.
I love this picture of him holding onto finger with his eyes wide open. Before Ryan got sick he was a big cuddlier and as soon as I was able to hold him after extubation he grabbed hold on my finger and would not let go. Thats what I have been hoping and praying for, to have my baby back in my arms and all of our prayers were heard and answered today.

Too Can!

January 28, 2005

So many things I love about you Tanner. I love it when I hold you and tuck your arms in. Why do you do that? You have done this since you were a baby. It is like you seek complete safety being encircled in mama’s embrace. It makes me giggle when you get an owie and you run and jump around the house. Your nature is so like mine!

This week I have been telling you “your story”. I read you “Blessing from Above” last night and explained how I was like the mama kangaroo who really wanted a baby. When the baby bird fell into the mama kangaroo’s pouch, that was like when God gave you to me and a Dr. put you in my tummy.

You didn’t say much but a happy “Ya” while I was explaining all this but you took it in. I know this because you asked me to read your “special story” four more times today. I gladly obliged. I love you my precious one.

Tannerisms

Talking about Ty:

Mommy he so makes me laugh!”

When I ask Tanner a question and he doesn’t know the answer he says:

“Too can’t tell it!”

I then say, “You can’t tell me?” He then say’s:

“Too can”

Ty’s Hat

Yesterday when I was taking pictures of Ty, I put his little blue hat on him that has the two tassles on top. (These pictures are posted). Sweetie thought it was pretty hysterical when Tanner told her that Ty had horns. LOL!!!! Someday’s Tanner and I do wonder!!! LOL!!! Was definitely suspicious yesterday after trying to get those pictures taken. I was tempted to peak beneath the hat and see if Tanner was right!!!! Too adorable!