Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Day 44 - Tristan.....our witnessing tool

Tristan had a great night sleep last night and his apnea monitor did not go off at all.

The cardiologist was very proactive today in scheduling appts for us to get in with both the nutrition specialist and the speech therapist between now and next week. Today was pretty busy with phone calls between 4 different doctors office trying to get them all set up. We have an appt. tomorrow with the speech therapist and Thursday with the nutritionist. The speech therapist will work with Tristan to see if he can learn to suck and swallow formula from a bottle, as this is their ultimate goal for him. He has the sucking down because he loves his pacifier, he just hasn't figured out the swallowing part, so we are looking forward this appt. to see if he has the ability to learn to swallow and what their thoughts are. I told Trayc that although today was very, very busy and I hardly put the phone down it was a great day because I was on the phone making appts for our precious little miracle boy, Tristan. Who would have ever thought we'd be here on Day 44 making so many doctors appts.? I feel so privileged and honored to be making all of these appts.

Do you know what every appt. allows us to do? Its gives Trayc and I the chance to tell Tristan's story to someone else and we are able to witness to every person we come in contact with - from the receptionist to the doctor. I mean, it is so easy to start up a conversation, that leads to witnessing, when we walk into an appt. and everyone KNOWS he's Trisomy 18 and that it's a miracle he's still here. We are using every opportunity given, through Tristan's life, to bring honor and glory to the Lord and to reach people for His kingdom. Although we may never know WHY Tristan has T-18, we must use every opportunity to reach others for the Lord in obedience to His word.

Please pray that we will be a witness to every person we come in contact with, please pray for Tristan's strength, please pray that the 2 heart meds will start working, please pray for Tristan's appt. tomorrow with the speech therapist and please pray for us as we face another new day tomorrow.

John 9:1-3: "As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, Rabbi who sinner, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Neither this man nor his parents sinner, said Jesus, but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life".


Anonymous said...

my family and i have been praying for your family everyday. thanking the lord for tristan.

So Blessed said...

Your family has a tremendous testimony through the blessing of little Tristan. Prayers continue...