We hope everyone had a great Christmas and enjoying the time with you families. It was a nice change to not have to drive 2 hours for our Christmas parties - the furthest we drove was to my in-laws home which is about 4 miles away...:-)
The weather hasn't been very conducive for playing outside so we've spent much of the past week inside doing whatever we can to keep Cash busy, comfortable, and happy. I was quite worried earlier this week as it had been over 3 weeks since his bout with croup and we had seen no improvement. We started him on antibiotics again to prevent pneumonia and this morning we started giving him steroids again to reduce the inflammation in his chest. He has had coughing bouts that he has a hard time stopping and hopefully the steroids will give him a break.
Today was definitely the best we've seen him in the past 3+ weeks. He was more alert, played independently today, and talked a bit more. Our prayer is that he's at the end of this battle with croup and that he improves to the pre-croup Cash. Mind you, we still know what he's up against and a nurse at Children's commented that it is by the power of prayer that Cash is still with us today - we do believe that and continue to thank God for each day we have.
Here are a few pics of the boys playing indoors...you can see the great new 'playground' so-to-speak and all of the boys love it and when any other kids come to visit they all have a great time...
Have a blessed and safe New Year and thank you for your support this year - it has definitely been the most difficult year of our lives but God continues to give us what we need to get through each day. We are thankful for each day and continue to give Him the glory and praise!