Update 10/16/13 – 1 On Tripp Halstead
Stacy: Happy to report that Tripp has a great night. YAY! He slept all night. (Well more or less) He woke up once at 4 and cried out. He had turned sideways in the bed and I guess he didn’t like it. His oxygen machine kept beeping, so I guess it was hard to breathe. Then he woke up at 5:30 after I gave him his meds, and he started gagging so i just prayed so hard to Jehovah God..do not throw up,,do not throw up! Please!! And he didn’t. It is so important that he gets his meds each day. If he throws them up, we are not allowed to give them again for 6 hours. The drs feel withdrawals are better than overdoses. Then he slept till 8. I got him up for school. The teacher said he did great. No throwing up, no arching, no crying. He did have a major blowout, so he came home in some red shorts and an orange shirt. ha ha. And he brought home a bear had he had colored. Like any proud mommy I already have it on the fridge. Now he is laid out in his recliner watching “The Rescuers” Forgot how cute that movie is. Oh and the teacher said they laid him on the floor and would move the music box from side to side and he would turn towards the music. Watch out Luke Bryan, we are raising a musician here. ha ha The picture I posted was from Tripps massage yesterday. We took him to the Wellness Center in Athens. Everyone was so sweet and Sara Hoppe gave him his massage. He seemed to really relax, so I think we will take him back. Today we have nothing planned, maybe go over to the Crazies house and help my sister get ready for the party this weekend. Tripps “I am awesome and survived party” to celebrate one year since the accident. (and it is Tori Beth and MJ’s party too) Then I have Zumba tonight to get in my mile for the Miracle Marathon fundraiser I am doing. Remember you can still join Team Boom or make a donation. All goes to the Children’s Hospital. And I am excited about tomorrow cause Lesyle (Tripps awesome nurse) used to be a dance instructor and she is going to teach me some line dances for the Boot Scooting Gala for the Dream House For Medically Fragile Children. It is Saturday night, you can still buy tixs if you want to go and support the house. And one last thing, just wanted to let Kaete from RIDE to GIVE know that we are thinking about her and praying for her. She had some skin cancer removed this week and that is always such a scary thing. We love you Kaete!!! And I love all of you for being so supportive of Tripp! He just gets better and better. He is truly an amazing little boy and he has taught me more than he will ever know. About patience, humility, empathy, love, the list goes on and on. Thank you all for your prayers, positive thoughts and encouragement.