Journey to China

This blog documents the Spitlers' progress towards the adoption of Xia Ping He (Noah Spitler) from the PR China. It also documents Noah's medical process in pursuit of a total repair to his CHD (congenital heart defect).

Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Brighter Day




This morning has been really good. I got some laundry done and took a shower. I feel like a million bucks now. I arrived at the hospital and Noah was happily drinking water and watching TV. His nurse said he at a good breakfast that included eggs and bacon (of course). This time around they gave him some special anti nausea medicine and that has done the trick. He has not gotten sick one time. Hooray!!! Since I have been here he has eaten some Cheetos, pepperoni, cheese, marsh mallows, and some really cool blue Gatorade. Please note (in the photos I am including) the color of his tongue, cheesy fingers and the happy face while eating his pepperoni. After eating all of that his lunch tray arrived. I guess we are making up for not eating anything for almost two days. When I unveiled the food on the tray we discovered Taquitos. He had some the other day and loved them. The big goal for the day is to get him out of bed and into a chair. This will really help his whole system to get moving properly as well as help his lungs to continue to improve. His lungs have actually gotten much better since yesterday morning. He is starting to act more like the real Noah. He seems much happier and willing to talk. Yesterday morning I really explained to him how his heart had been fixed and that Dr. Hanley was a special doctor that God has gifted. I also talked about how different his life is going to be now that he has a whole heart. I included all of the fun things he will be able to do that he was unable to do before such as ride a bike without getting winded, go on the water slide at the water park, run on the playground at school, and go up and down stairs without any help. He looked at me as serious as can be and said, "I want to meet him". I said, "You mean Dr. Hanley"? He said, "Yes, I want to meet Dr. Hanley". At this point I was about to burst into tears. I was so amazed at the fact that he, a seven year old little boy, was so touched by what I had explained to him that he wanted to meet the man that saved his life. He is such a smart boy. I don't know if he will be able to meet Dr. Hanley but I am sure going to ask if it is possible. This morning I read a verse out of the Bible that really defines what has been going on in our life. It is found in Romans 12:12-"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer". Wow, that is hitting the nail right on the head. I want thank all of you who have faithfully prayed for our entire family for such a long time. I pray God will bless you for it. I will try and update you all again at the end of the day.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What wonderful news! He has been on our minds constantly. He looks great! Tell him we all say "hello" and hope he continues to feel well. Tell him that we know it's the bacon. God is awesome!! the Hendrix family

July 31, 2011 at 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are blessed to have you for a daughter-in-law and Noah for a grandson! Love and prayers to yu both! Mike and Rita

July 31, 2011 at 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear that Noah is doing so much better. I will continue to pray for your rest and Noah's recovery. This passage was in my Daily Light Journal, I immediately thought of you guys.
"I love the Lord, because He had heard my voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live."
May the Lord continue to strengthen you.
Melissa

July 31, 2011 at 9:28 PM  
Anonymous Mrs.Ruth said...

I was happy to see Noah eating some of his favorite foods. He really looks good and I hope they will keep his pain under control. Hopefully,he will be able to get up and sit for awhile. Tell him I hope he gets to meet the doctor that saved his life. Please thank him from all of us for helping our little Noah.Take care Robin and I want you to know that you are a TERRIFIC and LOVING MOM. Noah is so lucky to have you.

August 1, 2011 at 1:49 PM  

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