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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Updated: Jan 30, 2021

Apologies for a week of no posts.

It has been a very busy week as we are trying to get adjusted to Noah's new Hospital, every day life and adding back in some sort of normalcy.

Noah was initially supposed to be moved to his new Rehab Hospital on Monday, however, transportation arrived before discharge papers, so actual move happened on Tuesday.

Noah is now at Retreat Hospital, which is a much smaller Hospital that provides complex care due to all his " hurt extremities ." The actual ride over was a little rough on Noah due to the roads in Virginia, no, just kidding, due to having to ride on an ambulance bed over to the Hospital, and the fact he has been in the Hospital for several weeks.

Doctors, Nurses and Staff have all been great so far. The smaller environment allows for a little more " one on one " conversations and quality time spent with Noah.

His left cast has been removed and now Noah has a little more flexibility in his left arm ( he actually picked up a cup and drank from it on his own )... by the way, he is right handed.

Noah has enjoyed mom and dad visiting, hanging out and playing games with him all week. His infectious " rubber band " smile lights up the room His eyelashes continue to catch the eye of anyone that walks in the room and his attitude is nothing more than incredible. He continues to maintain an attitude of gratitude which is good for the heart, mind and soul.

Every small stone is HUGE in our eyes. The catheter was removed on Friday and Noah managed to urinate on his own ( this is huge with the amount of bladder and bowel surgery he has undergone ).

This week is a BIG week for Noah. Hopefully his mandible ( jaw bone ), check out that medical terminology I have learned, is healing nicely and rubber bands will be removed. This will allow something to be eaten other than chicken broth ( appointment is on

Tuesday ).

Then on Thursday, the trach will be removed as well as the food peg ( which they haven't been using for some time now ). Another HUGE accomplishment.

Continued prayers for Noah's right arm as he is in quite a bit of pain and we noticed a small lump in it this weekend that we are having looked at. The pain is good... the Doctors have told us that due to the horrible fall he took, he destroyed all arteries and tendons in that arm and they weren't sure of his long term mobility of that arm.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

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