James and I began this blog at the very beginning of our pregnancy with Wyatt to share and update our new adventures as we became pregnant and start the new season of parenthood. Sixteen weeks into pregnancy, I had to go into surgery to ensure our son would not come too early and shortly after, we found out Wyatt has Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). This is our humble attempt at being transparent and hopefully sharing the joys and love of Christ through this roller coaster ride we're on. And now to share even more with the new miracle on the way.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Flu is Cra Cra...or I'm Going Cra Cra!

Holy. Moly.

For those of you that read this that do not live in north Texas, flu season has been INSANE in these parts.  We've had deaths and I cannot tell you how many people I know that got a flu shot and have gotten the flu.  As a parent of a baby that has chronic lung disease and was a preemie, I'm a little concerned... okay, a little worried....Let's be real, I'm panicking, but just on the inside.  haha.  I pray every day that God put this unpenetratable (not sure that's even a word) wall around Wyatt and to not let any of these germies get to him.  I used to not worry too much about going to doctors appointments but with the severity of the situation around us, I'm concerned.  And I heard on the news tonight that there are six weeks left... Nope, that's not true, that's what I thought I was hearing and then the reporter kept talking... there are six weeks to two months left until we hit the stinking peak of flu season... Are you kidding me?!?  We haven't hit the peak and people are dying.  Arg...

Almost all the offices we've been to have been awesome about us not waiting in the waiting room.  One office is always like "I'll see if there is a room" and we just get called back like normal... so annoying.  I will NOT let that happen again.  The last time a young girl came up and asked if she could see my baby.  How awkward is that to tell a kid, "no"??? And then her much younger siblings all came over to see too and started asking me about his feeding pump.  I had purposely gone the opposite side of the waiting room to prevent this... Again, it won't happen again.  My nice, kind and patient voice will be heard. 

With this, we have obviously been in our RSV/Flu isolation/lockdown.  People have stopped inviting us to things or including us on group events... it's kind of lonely not even knowing what's going on out there with everyone.  I miss church and hanging out and I really miss going out to eat.  We got to on my birthday before the Texas A&M game (Whoop!).  That was awesome!  Please don't forget about us friends.  Please don't count us out.  We'll be back in the game come spring. We miss everyone so much.  I cannot wait for all 3 of us to go somewhere together, as a family that isn't a medical establishment.  This is also kind of scary to be honest.  To be allowed all of a sudden to be out in public with Wyatt.  That's a complete 180 from what we've been trained so far.  The only thing I can think of to compare it to (forgive me it's late) is not being allowed to have sex before you're married and then all of a sudden it's your wedding night and it's all good and dandy.  Wow!  Big change.  haha. 

Here are some pics of the cutie -pa-tootie... :-)

If only he would actually drink from that bottle... Maybe one of these days?!?  **praying**

Taken this morning during out bath!  He brings me so much joy!

Tried to take our cannula off for a few hours and give those sweet cheeks a rest from the sticky dots. 


  1. It's ALMOST a word...the word you're looking for is impenetrable. The good news is God knows what you mean regardless. :) I'll join you in praying for Wyatt's safety and immunity.
    FYI studies show up to a 30% increase in immunity if you get daily doses of probiotics. (Such as yogurt or pill form). You prob shouldn't take it yourself without consulting a lactation specialist, but James might want to for an extra "immunity shield". Ha ha, that sounds like something from a video game.

  2. "immunity shield" I like it! Remember the vitamin taking situation. I don't think we'll ever have that again but this comment makes me think of that. haha. Thanks friend for praying! I see your other half is sick. So sorry to hear! Three people in James' office are out with the flu as well...

  3. Oh man, I have prayed for supernatural germ protection for your family, especially W. And you should totally trick out his stroller with a sign that says "Please say hi from a distance, but please don't touch me or cough on me! Thanks and Gig 'Em!" Call if it gets too lonely. For serious. You know I have been there. And just to give you hope for the future - my P was pretty sick over Christmas and turns out it was RSV! Didn't even need to go to the hospital for the virus that kept me up at night when he first came home. I know this winter season is hard. The next one will be esaier, and the one after that will be even easier still as W gets stronger.

  4. hey casey! thank you so much for sharing all of this with us, please know that an incredible person like you and and that miracle of a son can NEVER be forgotten! don't think for a minute that ppl will forget about you 3! i can only imagine how difficult it must be, but i praise you for being the wonderful parents that you are, you are doing everything right! if i was in your situation casey, i would want to be JUST like you! : ) we join you in prayer for protecting that darling boy of yours!

  5. Oh my goodness I feel like this post was written about me!! HAHA. I hope I didn't scare you too much! I promise I was 100% healthy and well NYE night and then woke up sick NYD! :( I thank God so so much that y'all haven't felt any effects from being with me that night! I'll keep praying! And I'll pray that James doesn't get the flu from the guys at work!

    Awww I can't wait for y'all to get back in the group! Last night we had a really great visit. It was the Hudds, Chad and me, Kristin and her on-again Graham, and Devin. We had a great discussion and a lot of Holy Spirit love all around! Good prayer request sharing time and a lot of encouragement and support between all of us. I can't wait until this stupid flu season goes away so that we can all be together at the Davises again!! :) You know you're missed! :)