When you see Rudy from day to day, it’s sometimes hard to see the gradual changes and growth he is experiencing but Rolf and I were struck this morning by how far Rudy has come since his post-op days back in October!!!! Rudy has settled into a nice routine and been so content and cooperative since our return from hospitalization #2. The Glenn may be coming up quicker than we had hoped originally but we are encouraged by his ALMOST 2 pound weight gain and the “twinkle” (not quite a smile yet) that emerged this week to brighten up his whole face. Speaking of weight gain, Rudy may start packing on the pounds now that we have cleared the rice cereal hurdle. After several failed attempts at cereal feedings, Rolf (a.k.a. The Baby Whisperer) fed him an entire serving of cereal this morning and Rudy finished it in record time without gagging!!! Something “clicked” for him and when we sat down at noon with serving number 2, he started to smack his lips like a little baby bird eager for what was coming. Any progress we can make now and get firmly established is a blessing as I’m sure we’ll lose a bit of ground in the weeks following the Glenn. He may have to relearn some things but at least we can rest assured that he can do them!!!
Speaking of hurdles, Rudy had a first today that would make Gpa Dick happy…Rudy attended his first track meet! Special friends from L.A. were in town for a Regional Club Track Meet and we were thrilled to cheer our Emmie friend on as she ran the 4 x 100m relay. We missed seeing big brothers Jake and Levi but were blessed to catch up with Robin, Tommy, Emmie and Eileen and the goings on back in L.A. -refreshing fun!
June will be full of grandparent fun as Oma and Opa fly in today for a two week stay and Gma and Gpa will come for the last two weeks of June – overlapping so all grandparents will be here for Rudy’s dedication – so special!!! We have a big week ahead…Wilson’s promotion to Jr. High on Tuesday, Rudy’s angiogram (cath) at UCLA Wednesday and Thursday, last day of school on Friday. We’re anxious to get the information from the angiogram and a game plan for the Glenn but also sensitive to not let it overshadow the other big events of the week. Please pray specifically for Rudy’s health as the procedure will be postponed if he gets sick. As it turns out, our little half-heart is the healthiest in our household right now…the others are battling congestion, coughs and a low-grade fever – normally not very notable but this is a bad weekend to have a little bug hanging around.
Don’t forget to “save the date” on June 12th!!!!!
Blessed by your continued prayer support, 🙂