Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Smiles, Smiles and more Smiles

Last October we were privileged to get a few smiles one afternoon, but overall, it's been A LONG time since we've seen consistent smiles...until now.   A couple weeks ago we reduced his calories in his formula and it seemed to make a world of difference for his overall demeanour.  He's happy much more often, more settled and giving us plenty of smiles and giggles.   Oh what joy that brings to this house hold!!  To hear giggles instead of crying.  It's been very uplifting for everyone here!!

Even though this picture is blurry, I can hear his little squeal when I look at that face :)
Even though it's GREAT that we are seeing all these smiles, it comes along with a large concern.  With the reduced calories he can't sustain his weight.  With no sustaining weight gain, his organs are put under stress, which leads to even more complications.  So, we are going to have to make a decision in the coming week or so what direction we want to travel.  Increase his calories so he'll at least maintain his weight, but have him much more irritable (and a host of other issues,) or do we allow him to be happy with reduced calories?

It is such a blessing to have God's word applied personally in a sweet way.  Several weeks ago in church we sang several verses from Psalter 383.  While I was singing verse 2, my thoughts wondered over to Jacob's life.  It brought so much comfort that day and many times since.  His life is in God's perfect plan.  Even in these trials and tough decisions, God is present, a very present help!! 
Psalter 383:2
Ere into being I was brought,
Thy eye did see, and in Thy thought
My life in all its perfect plan
Was ordered ere my days began.

1 comment:

  1. What a cute little guy! Love his smiles:) We are thinking about you guys...