Thursday, November 27, 2008

We didn't know what life today would be like when we first rushed Eli to Children's Hospital a little over 8 weeks ago. What we did know, at the time, scared and overwhelmed us and shook our core. But little by little Jim and I learned to let go of our fears and lean less on our own understanding and lean more on our faith in Christ.
Elijah means "whose God is Jehova". I didn't understand why he was meant to have that name until now and even still the message seems to be more poignant than ever. God is Lord- He is
Lord over the earth and the heavens and everything in it! Why should I fear? Even as a little child I have sang "Jesus loves me, when I am weak He is strong!"
I want to encourage you on this most thankful of days- no matter where you are or what you feel weak about right now, God's grace is sufficient for you!
2 Corinthians 12:9-10, ”but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.”
We are thankful for you!
The Cooks

Sunday, November 2, 2008

One more day...

with Eli home! It has been fun having him here and getting back to normal things like grocery shopping and soccer games. It is amazing the simple things you take for granted.

We have an appointment this week with endochrinology- so hopefully we will get some more answers, but I imagine the ultrasound will be the difinitive on his adrenals.

There was definitely more drama this week. (we just can't get away!) The refill for Eli's steroid was different than the original refill we ordered from Walgreens pharmacy. Children's pharmacy read us the original order and looks like Walgreens goofed up his prescription. What does this mean you ask? It means we have been overdosing our newborn son for almost 20 days! The Walgreens prescription had us giving Eli twice as much steroid than needed and we have no idea what this could be doing to his growth and development. Needless to say, we believe this is absolutely unacceptable and are taking this up with the chain's management. We are watching Eli closely as we drop his steroid use in half now. As if we don't have enough on our plate already, Geez!

On a lighter note, Jim is convinced he is starting to smile (I still think it's gas LOL) and he coos now and then when he is content. Torrey and Ava love to hold and rock him. Ava thinks her name is "Big sister" and tells everybody when they ask her name.

I am not the only one losing sleep around here: