Monday, August 30, 2010

Baby Weston

We went to Cincinnati last week to see the Wiggles. The other reason for going was to visit Sheri and baby Weston. Cara and I have been wanting to go for awhile now. I saw the Wiggles were going to be there so I thought it would be the perfect time. It was also Sheri's birthday a couple of days ago so even more of a reason to go! Weston has been at Childrens Hospital in Cincinnati for 2 months now. He will be 9 months old on the first of September and has been in the hospital his entire life except for a couple of weeks here and there. It has been a hard and long road for him. He has multiple issues, but the one that is keeping him in the hospital is the issues with his lungs. They just can't seem to get him off the big hospital ventilator. The have attempted to wean him off several times to a vent that he can have at home ( even then he would require 24 hour nursing care) but his little body just can't handle it right now. I think the next step is to discuss long term care. The Rasberries have some difficult decisions to make in the near future. Can you please pray for Weston and the Rasberry family? Sheri very rarely leaves Weston's side and she continues to be upbeat. She has a husband and 5 year old at home ( 4 hours away) that she misses terribly. She is Superwoman in my eyes and I don't know how she does it. "All things are possible with God" is the only way I can describe it. Weston was resting comfortably on Wednesday and Thursday so we were able to go out to lunch and she was able to take a little break. I was so happy that we were able to see her and spend a little time with her and that very special baby.
Sheri and baby Weston Aidan making himself at home at the hospital

at the Ronald McDonald house. I was so happy Sheri finally decided to get a room there. At least she now has a place to sleep when Weston is having good nights and a place where she can get a meal. It is a VERY NICE place. Please consider throwing in your change in the "Ronald McDonald House" fund the next time you are at McDonalds. They do so much good for so many people.

Cara really wanted to go on the "Duck Tour" while we were there. It is a vehicle that goes both on land AND in the water and they give you a tour of Cincinnati. They gave us these "quackers" to blow while we were on the tour. It was Aidan's favorite part. He also LOVED the part when we went down in the water.

I LOVE this look on Aidan's face. It says, "Im rotten and I know it". lol!

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