So Matt kept him, and I ran through the Chick-fil-A drive thru, but other than that, I haven't been out since last Saturday. Matt always offers to keep him so I can get out, but then I'm spending time away from the two of them (after Matt's been at work all day), so that's not really fun. I want to go out WITH my family.
Oh well. I guess it's not a big deal in the scheme of things... but it feels big to me. I just feel like Jonah is missing out, and I'm missing out on memories with him. Maybe it's bigger in my head than it really is, but things start looking different when your cooped up all the time. I have spent all of this hot summer waiting for cool weather so we can get out. And now the cool weather is here, and we still can't get out.
Praying it'll work out for us to go to church tomorrow...
Jonah's doing very well other than the throwing up (three gushers today). His back, arms, and legs are completely clear. His belly is mostly clear except for some healing spots. I can keep his belly clear most of the time, but as soon as I take his bandages off, if I'm not quick enough, he starts rubbing. Sneaky boy. His toes have several blisters (from rubbing his feet), but his actual feet look good. We're still struggling with places on his face and hands (it's very day to day), but nothing we can't handle. His face looks so much better than only a couple months ago, and we are so thankful for that. His hands look about the same, but we are leaving them (when we can) completely unwrapped now. His right one is in pretty good shape, but we're having to keep the left one (hand, not fingers) wrapped right now because it has some pretty big raw areas. So overall, I feel so good about things. Right now the bandages are serving protection purposes more than healing purposes, and that's the way we want it.
He's taking about 21 ounces a day consistently. When he does take more than that, it's because he's vomited three to four ounces during the day, so it still evens out to about that same amount. I know that's not enough, but he continues to gain weight (he's at 17 lbs even now), so I've just tried to stop worrying so much. Things aren't good on the eating solids front. Today I maybe got him to eat about a half an ounce of solids, and that's been the most he's eaten in forever. He seems really excited when I get the bowl and spoon out, will take a couple bites, and then gets all done really quickly. I have no idea. If you could be praying about his eating solids specifically, we'd appreciate it so much. I know the extra nutrition and calories would be so beneficial for him.
And here's what he's been completely intrigued by the last couple days:
And a cute one of when he caught me taking pictures.
Well, that's it for now. So excited to hear so many of you eager to try the lasagna. You won't be sorry. I was also going to tell you that the bread was great too. It's just a nice change to regular garlic bread. It tastes like the bread at Macaroni Grill or something. Very tasty. But easy on the red pepper. I made it again tonight, and did equal parts of everything (last time I just eye-balled it), and it was too hot. I mean, I like spicy, but a little red pepper goes a long way. Lesson learned. :)