Fletcher Updates

Fletcher's mother has been sending out e-mail updates to our friends and family in order to keep everyone up to date on what's happening.  Here are these updates in order from latest to earliest...

Date Subject
12/24/2007 Prayer Request
8/10/2007 Fletcher's Eye Surgery (NOT)
8/10/2007 Fletcher's Eye Surgery
6/19/2007 Blog Update
6/16/2007 Prayer Request
5/18/2007 Fletcher's Better
5/15/2007 Mother's Day & Pneumonia
4/20/2007 PicturesFletcher an 89er?
4/6/2007 Easter Egg Hunt at TCC
4/2/2007 Palm Sunday
3/30/2007 Coming Home Saturday
3/8/2007 Airway Scope Update
3/7/2007 Airway Scope
1/22/2007 NeeNee's New Blog
12/28/2006 Christmas 2006
12/20/2006 Fletcher Says... Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone!

I know this update is long overdue and I have a lot to tell you all. The last time I sent an update Fletcher had had surgery on his right eye, had a bad ear infection and was about to have a CT scan of his head. Well, the eye surgery didn't really seem to do anything, as a matter of fact you can't even tell he had surgery except for the scar! The doctor says it is because of the nevus (his skin condition), it seems these days that a lot of things are getting blamed on 'The Nevus'. Fletcher's ear infection did clear up after a round of antibiotics, but he'll probably always have problems because 'The Nevus' goes down into his ear! As for the CT scan, the lesion is still there but it has not changed at all. Which is great, because all the doctors say we would be hard pressed to find anyone who would do a biopsy on Fletcher because of his many issues. And it's probably 'The Nevus' anyway! :) Okay, enough sarcasm from me!

Fletcher is doing well. He is still going to class each day and has speech, physical and occupational therapy many times a week and sometimes several therapies all in one day! When Fletcher works with his speech therapist she brings a bottle and some food and I have now fed him about four times. He signs 'more' when he wants another bite! It feels so great being able to feed and communicate with him. In physical therapy he stands in the stander several times a week and his therapist comes to his unit in the afternoons and works with him there on sitting up, rolling over and laying on his tummy. His head control is getting better and his tolerance for sitting, rolling and laying on his tummy is getting better. He still can't do any of these things by himself but he's sure working hard to get stronger! We sure are proud of our little guy! Fletcher has also gotten really good at throwing a ball, he loves to play ball with his daddy and papa. We're also starting to see a little ornery side in Bubba, which is really quite cute! He is so fun and brings us so much joy each day.

As you all know last year Fletcher spent his first Christmas and birthday in Baptist hospital. Well, this year we will bring Fletcher home for his first overnight stay. Craig and I are both excited and scared to bring him home! We know the Lord is our strength and He will get us through our visit, but we'd still appreciate your prayers. Also, EMSA will be transporting Fletcher home and back to the Center. EMSA wanted to do something nice for a child at the Center and we were asked if we'd like to be a part. We are glad to have the help, because it's not the easiest thing in the world to get him home on our own. Apparently the media will be involved and News 9 will do a story on our trip home for Christmas. My prayer is that when these people meet Fletcher that they will be blessed by him and his very sweet and fun personality. Sometimes when we're in public people make comments about feeling sorry for 'that poor baby' and I always think, if you only knew him you wouldn't feel sorry for him because he is precious! Please pray for us on Christmas Eve and day that it would be a sweet time at home, all of us under one roof, Fletcher waking up in his home on Christmas morning with his sisters will be such an amazing blessing for all of us. Thank you all for always being so faithful about praying for us, we always need it!

As for Fletcher's birthday we'll have party at the Center for Fletcher on his birthday, December 30th, you're all welcomed to come if you'd like! I can't believe he's almost 2 years old! We hope you all have a great Christmas and that you treasure your time with your families.

Much love,
Craig & Denise



10/24/2006 Two Doctors Appointments
10/21/2006 PicturesFletcher's First Shiner
10/17/2006 PicturesFletcher the Frog
10/11/2006 A Great Week...
9/25/2006 PicturesGood Ole Tent Revival and Ice Cream Social
9/20/2006 PicturesSeptember Update
8/30/2006 PicturesPneumonia Better
8/21/2006 Pneumonia Again
8/18/2006 PicturesTreble Makers Concert
8/3/2006 PicturesFamily Photos
7/15/2006 Trip to the Neurosurgeon
7/11/2006 PicturesChildren's Center Olympics
7/7/2006 PicturesFletcher Swings
7/6/2006 Pictures4th of July
7/3/2006 PicturesComing Home of 4th of July
6/29/2006 PicturesFletcher Says
6/20/2006 Fletcher's Trip Home
6/16/2006 PicturesOut of the Hospital for Nine Weeks!
5/17/2006 PicturesMore Pet Therapy
5/8/2006 PicturesAlmost 4 weeks and still out of the hospital!
4/19/2006 PicturesPet Therapy
4/18/2006 PicturesSchool Photo
4/11/2006 Fletcher Got a Port
4/10/2006 Still in the Hospital - Doing Well
4/5/2006 Back in the PICU
3/25/2006 PicturesEvaluated for PT/OT/ST
3/22/2006 Three Good Days - Physical Therapy
3/20/2006 Central Line Infection
3/15/2006 Back at Children's Center After 48 Days
3/8/2006 On Home Vent
3/3/2006 PicturesMRSA & Port - etc.
2/19/2006 Paralyzed Again
2/7/2006 Decent Unparalyzed Weekend
2/2/2006 Hospital Update
1/30/2006 Still in the Hospital
1/26/2006 Back in the Hospital Part 2
1/26/2006 Back in the Hospital
1/11/2006 PicturesChildren's Center
1/4/2006 PicturesLook who's One!
12/29/2005 Fletcher's Birthday Annoucement
12/25/2005 PicturesMerry Christmas!
12/23/2005 PicturesHolding Fletcher
12/16/2005 Trach Surgery Success
12/13/2005 PicturesTrach Scheduled
12/7/2005 Long Term Care
11/30/2005 PicturesPneumonia at Baptist
11/21/2005 Going to Baptist
11/21/2005 PicturesOff the Vent for A While
11/14/2005 Doing Well After Surgery
11/10/2005 Open Heart Surgery Was a Success!
11/9/2005 No Surgery Today
11/9/2005 Fletcher Needs Surgery Even Though He's Sick
11/3/2005 Para-Influenza So No Surgery Now
11/2/2005 Heart Cath Shows that Fletcher Will Need Surgery
11/1/2005 Heart Cath Rescheduled
10/31/2005 Heart Cath
10/28/2005 Cardiologist Follow-up and Children's
10/9/2005 PicturesHome After 41 Days!
9/28/2005 PicturesDay 29 Part 2
9/27/2005 Day 29
9/3/2005 Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
9/1/2005 In the Hospital After 16 Days Home
8/17/2005 PicturesFletcher Wearing Glasses
8/12/2005 Home After 26 Days in the PICU
8/7/2005 PicturesOff the Ventilator Again
8/4/2005 Bronchoscopy and Biopsy
7/30/2005 Very Low Blood Pressure
7/23/2005 Tests Normal but Still Sick!
7/19/2005 Back in the PICU / Bronchoscope
7/13/2005 PicturesBack Home with No Answers
7/7/2005 Back in the Hospital
7/6/2005 PicturesPicture of Fletcher at Home on Oxygen
6/25/2005 Fletcher's Home on Oxygen
6/21/2005 Coming Home on Oxygen?
6/16/2005 On Oxygen and Coming off Drugs
6/13/2005 Off the Vent
6/10/2005 One the Vent Again
6/2/2005 PicturesAnother Picture at Home
6/1/2005 PicturesA Picture at Home
5/8/2005 Mother's Day Trip Home
5/4/2005 Off the Ventilator
5/2/2005 G Tube and Fundoplication
4/29/2005 Normal MRI
4/27/2005 No Eye Surgery in the PICU
4/26/2005 On the Ventilator at Baptist
4/18/2005 RSV and the NG Tube
4/3/2005 No Eye Surgery
3/15/2005 Lumbar Hernia

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