Monday, December 24, 2007

Day 22 - 22 candles lit for Tristan

We had another long night because we took turns watching Tristan to make sure the oxygen tube did not fall down and get caught in his mouth or around his neck, Hospice is bringing some special tape for his face sometime this week. We were expecting a call back from the geneticist however we received a call from one of his associates in that he is out-of-town for the holidays. She said that the change in Tristan's color is probably "the change" we had been told to look for, to keep Tristan on the oxygen 24 hrs. a day and that the geneticist would give us a call later in the week. Besides his color change that only happened Sat. and Sun., Tristan has been doing so well, he is now at 21 ml of formula and ready to graduate to the next size feeding syringe and his demeanor is still the same (wide-eyed and very alert AT NIGHT). Although we know each new day draws closer to the end, it is so very, very hard to hear someone say that this is probably "the change"! We look forward to speaking with the geneticist at the end of the week for his personal opinion. Tristan is 3 weeks old today and because we've been at home every day since Tristan was born and the fact that Christmas is tomorrow, Trayc and Tanner went Christmas shopping together for a few hours and then we spent the rest of the day as a family wrapping last minute gifts and getting the house ready for Christmas tomorrow. Tonight we listened to Christmas music while we ate dinner, we made a Christmas ornament that said "Day 22, Tristan, We love you, Daddy, Mommy, Tanner and Tayden, Dec. 24, 2007" and then we had our own candlelight service because we were not able to attend our church's candlelight service. We sat around the table and listened as Trayc read the Christmas story from Luke 2, then we took turns lighting 22 candles, one for each day that Tristan has been with us so far (Tanner came up with the idea to arrange them in the shape of a "T" to represent Tristan) and after the last candle was lit we took turns praying and thanking the Lord for the past 22 days. It was a very sweet time and a night we will always remember! We took lots of pictures and then we helped Tanner and Tayden get the cookies and milk ready for Santa Claus. Please pray that the oxygen will help Tristan so that his color will not change, please pray for continued strength for Tristan, please pray that Tristan will make it through Christmas Day (huge prayer request!!!!!) and for us as we face another new day tomorrow.


Rebecca said...

Thanks for "back-filling" your blog about your days with Tristan. We, of course, know that Tristan did make it through Christmas Day. This was a big prayer request of mine, too.

Thank God he did... and for every day.


Laurie said...

Praying for each new day you have with Tristan. Asking God to give you sufficient grace for each day as you place your trust in Him. God is so good and has all 5 of you in His hands and heart. Praying for peace to flow all over you as you enjoy all of this wonderful time with Tristan. God has the final word in this plan and we can trust Him with all of our hearts.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your testimony via your blog. I am praying for God's blessing as you continue to trust Him.

My husband and I have attended the Pastor's Conference at your church. I stopped by your blog when I saw the dedication picture; I reconginzed your pastor Brother Mac.

You have encouraged me greatly. I am 35 and have struggled with having another baby or not, mostly because of my age. I have come to the conclusion through your blog and those of Poppy and Copeland (other Tristony 18 babies) that it is best to trust the Lord. If the Lord sees fit for me to have another child then I need to trust Him regardless of the outcome.

I pray for God's peace and grace to fill you as you walk in faith.

Love in Christ,
Tasha in Malvern, Arkansas

Tracy said...

What a wonderful Christmas eve!! As you said, you will remember that evening for the rest of your life.

I am so happy for you and your family! Christmas day together! I know at one point you didnt think that was ever possible. God is good.

Jami Thompson said...

Yvette and Trayc,

Just wanted to wish you guys a Happy New Year. Love the new pictures, everyone looks so happy! The kids and I continue to pray for Tristan everyday. I will pray for his continued strength, even if it takes oxygen!!! We love you all and hope to see you again soon.

Jami, Anna and Tyler

Cathy said...

Praise God for 22 days. What beautiful memories you are building with your family. I love the T with the candles. Precious family! Dont' lose hope!
each time we ended up at the hosp. or Er with Annabel, before they ever treated her, they would send the ER dr. in and tell me(or prepare me) how this is the beginning to the end). the beginning is going on 3 yrs. this March and praise God we have not seen the end. I know your family knows the only one that knows the end is God!

Cassidy said...

Merry Christmas, and Congratulations on 22 Days! I've been reading your blog for awhile. My best friend lost her baby on Nov. 13 to Trisomy 18 after 29 days. She was a blessing to all of us, and I am so happy that Tristan is still with you. You have been truly blessed, as we were, to have you sweet bundle home. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, and I pray for much more time for you and Tristan together. Happy New Year!!

So Blessed said...

Trusting with you that our precious Father will provide exactly what is needed each and every step of the way. Prayers are continuing for all of you.