Tuesday, January 25, 2011
8 Months -- A New Look
His skin is clear--my maternal antibodies have yet to begin rejecting his skin and leaving it rashy, blotchy, and shedding. It was so hard not to feel bad that those very antibodies which were rejecting his largest organ came from his mama.
He's on trach collar trials. During these trials, he was doing all of the actual breathing on his own. The globe-looking thing covering the trach opening was just providing humidification for the air he was breathing in. He was never able to come off the ventilator, but during this time he was making progress.
I love pictures of Malachi sleeping. So peaceful. So content. Truly at rest.
It's hard to believe that Malachi has been with Jesus longer now than he was with us. It's weird to not truly feel "whole" when a piece of your heart is in heaven. I am thankful that the bad details of Chi's life are slowly fading. However, I am terribly afraid to forget some of the good in the process. Slowly, it is getting easier to look back at pictures and once again be encouraged by cards and letters we received in the last year and a half. I guess you can call that progress.
As you can see, Chi's blog has a new look. I would also like to make this more of an organized resource for those struggling through trials--especially those in situations similar to us. Please help me with this process. Any suggestions for content or whatever would be GREATLY appreciated as I slowly work through all of this. Thank you.