Friday, October 16, 2009

Malakai is still fighting this bug!

It has been 4 weeks now, and Malakai is still fighting whatever it is that he originally got the day of his birthday party. He's had loose stools and very little appetite for almost a month now! I sent in another stool culture today to re-check for certain viruses. I hope and pray that he gets over all of this soon. He's only up about one pound since July. He got up over 17 pounds a few days ago, but his appetite has once again decreased, and his weight is back to 16 lbs 10 oz. He is starting to army crawl and get where he wants to go. It's so cute to watch him get his eye on something and go after it! He's also starting to stand and hold onto toys. He can stand a good 5 minutes before getting tired. He's not taking steps yet, even while holding on to your fingers. I know he'll catch up. It's kind of hard because Makena was ahead of kiddos her age. She was walking all over the place at 10 months. So it's hard not to compare, even knowing what he's been through.

I was very sick a couple weeks ago. I don't know that I have ever been that sick. Makena got it the same night I did. We're both better, but Malakai doesn't seem to be over it completely. And tonight, Josh is sick. I can't believe how widespread all this sickness is. I feel like we need to shell Malakai in and not let him out in public. I've become a sanitizer freak and wipe down everything he comes into contact with while we are outside the house.

Malakai has a liver friend, Eden, who is going to recieve a part of her momma's liver on the 26th of this month. Eden turned one in May and I think of her daily. I hope and pray she recovers quickly. I can't wait for her parents to be on the other side of transplant. Watching your childs health worsen is one of the hardest things to do as a parent. I'm so glad Erica (her mom) was a match and they can go on with the surgery.

I tried to upload pictures to my blog but for whatever reason, it wouldn't let here are some pictures from my Facebook page...

Here are the pictures from his birthday party:

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