Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Home Sweet Home

We made it home. Seems to be a pattern that Ryder is asleep and I'm writing again. The reason for this is that when he's up, he's UP. In fact he was up last night till 2am (6 hours after bed time) simply because he wanted to play. This should illustrate 2 things for you. First, that Ryder is feeling much much better. Second, that times were pretty hard for our family over the last day at Cooks. The poor guy just wanted to get down to crawl and explore the world of Cooks. His only avenue for recreation was hanging out with Mom and Dad or wagon rides around the 4th floor (see pics below). To get Ryder to go to sleep we eventually had to clear all items off the bed and fill it with as many toys as possible and let him crawl to his hearts content (about 2 feet at a time). Today his Nurse Practitioner came in to see him angry that his lunch wasn't to the room yet and that we couldn't get crackers to him fast enough. That pretty much sealed the deal for her that Ryder was himself again, so she cut us loose.

That said, we're home. From here we have to be on the lookout for signs of any problems with his shunt from malfunction or infection. We have to be as gentle as possible when it comes to his sweet little head. The poor guy has two inch long cuts that are as tender as can be. But he's pretty tough and never seems to hurt them himself (just mom & dad). I guess he knows his head better than we do.

Thank you all for joining us in this, our latest battle. We pray that the battle was won in the favor of God's glory and Ryder's health. In this we have had more opportunities to see how truly blessed we are by our immediate family members and our CityView Church family. Thank you all for your hearts and for keeping us & especially Ryder close to them. Please continue to pray for his healing and that we would all get the much needed rest that's been missing from our recent days. God Bless.


  1. Those are really cute pictures! It's so good to see him back to being his smiley self.

  2. Thank you Dear Lord for once again blessing Ryder,his Mommy,and his Daddy.