We continue to mourn the loss of CTICU friend Logan and anticipate a beautiful celebration of his life this Thursday. Rayme and Brett have shown such courage and vulnerability during this tremendously difficult time. I know they appreciate our ongoing prayers.
It has been hard to know how to celebrate Rudy’s progress this week…we were pleased to find out at Friday’s well-child visit that Rudy finally registers on the growth chart. At 18 lbs 8 oz and 28 inches long he ranks in the 3rd percentile for weight and the 5th percentile for height. Dr. Abbott (pediatrician) is happy with Rudy’s general condition and feels he doesn’t need to see Rudy again for 3 months…unless he gets sick. Rudy is on the priority list for the H1N1 vaccination but the shipment is late in arriving to our Dr’s office so we wait…and are going through gallons of hand sanitizer in the meantime.
I admit that the confidence we’ve felt in Rudy’s progress the past few weeks has been challenged in the wake of Logan’s sudden death. The big exhale I felt after the pulmonologist’s report has shifted to holding my breath again. The Elliott’s loss is a brutal reminder that we can’t protect these little ones from everything…for Logan, a virus turned deadly…as hard as we try to control Rudy’s environment for his protection, ultimately he is in God’s hands…just as he was in the hospital.
I’m not even going to try to figure this one out…just please pray that God will shower Brett, Rayme and their family with comfort and direction as they wade (or maybe it feels more like “drudge”) through their grief. No matter how you slice it, it’s heavy! Thank you dear friends…