Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Still in NJ

Children's Hospital accepted Jack - which I guess is good. YAY, your baby is sick enough, we'll take him!! It's what everyone wanted and at the same time, part of me hoped they'd say, nah, he'll get better, just keep him.... it's nice to still be a little delusional I guess.

They didn't have transport for him today though, so most likely tomorrow (Tuesday.. which wait, is now today, since it's after midnight....)

Our priest came to the hospital today and baptized Jack. It really made me feel better, like he's a little more looked after by heaven now. One of my most consistent prayers has been to the Blessed Mother (she and I,we have a special relationship, well to me we do anyway, I have a very strong love for Mary and always have) - anyway, I've been praying to her specifically every night to watch over Jack and love him and take care of him as a mother when I can't be there, to please, comfort him and keep him safe and protected. Today Father Ed said almost exactly what I had been praying in his prayer over Jack - he asked the Blessed Mother to be another Mother to him, and watch over him. It was like, he had been listening in on my silent prayers, and made me know that she is doing just that.

We're doing okay. Girls are grumpy (constipated, stupid formula, I just have not been making enough milk) and my poor neglected cat has scratched a huge patch of his hair off. PJ has chewed away all his fingernails and I've eaten about 12 pounds of leftover Halloween candy. So at least we're all a mess together.

Still though, PJ said tonight despite all the stress and tears and everything, this is the happiest he's ever been in his whole life. And I know what he means. Imagine how happy we will be when Jack comes home, and we're all together.

In the meantime, these two entertain us.

I mean come on, you gotta admit, they're pretty freaking cute. Though I might be biased. :)


gillian said...

Thanks for the update.. I know today will be hard and very bittersweet leaving the nurses and doctors who have cared so well for Jack. CHOP is amazing, and Jack is in EXCELLENT hands.. just keep talking to the Blessed Mother.. she's watching.

Again, anyting you need, please don't hesitate to call.


Jessica said...

I'm glad that they accepted him to CHOP. And at the same time my heart breaks into a million tiny pieces fro you that you have to walk away from your girls. I know that feeling ALL too well.
As for the girls constipation issues... We battled this INCESSANTLY with not only the triplets but the twins as well. It seems I just make babies with pooping problems! Jack-Jack always needed a little help in the pooping process, his biggest helper was a daily dose of prune juice diluted. It was a miracle juice for him. The girls found a lot of help in Karo syrup mixed with water. ALL of the kiddos found Baby's Bliss Gripe Water to be VERY helpful. I'm not positive that this aided in the constipation problems, but it did help A LOT with gas pains and tummy aches. I would buy it in bulk on Drugstore.com, it seemed to be the cheapest there.
We are praying so hard for you... Much love and thoughts!!

Adrienne said...

I am glad they accepted him at Children's, it's a great facility and he will be in excellent hands. The girls are just beautiful and before you know it, they'll all be home together.

Continued prayers and vibes to all of you.

Sommer said...

Megan, you make me cry. I dont know how you do it, but you are soo very very strong! I th ink its wonderful how you can still find the happiness in the midst of some very hard struggles. You know already im praying for Jack and you guys. And the girls are adorable. I love how they are always together :)
Take care!

Anonymous said...

My heart hurts for you, Megan! I hope Jack's transport goes smoothly. He and your whole family will continue to be in my prayers.
Carolyn (Mrs.cbcg)

Elizabeth(mrs.hj) said...

Megan, I just read the updates from the last few days. You are being so strong, I really admire you. All of the babies are beautiful! I hope you are all together soon. I will continue to pray for your family- especially Jack. There are so many people out there praying for you- I hope that gives you some comfort. Take care.

Ariella said...

More prayers for Jack and your family. You will get through this and I have faith that Jack is going to be okay.

The Hyperfertile Infertile said...

Good luck today. We'll all be thinking of you guys and little Jack.

Anonymous said...

Hope all went well today..... still praying for Jack...the girls are beautiful.


Anonymous said...

Your strength continues to amaze me Megan. and Yes....your girls are absolutely precious.
God Bless and keep Jack in his care - please keep us posted! CHOP will take wonderful care of him! Shannon (shannonkm7)

jennifer (bklynnj0118) said...

I am so glad they accepted Jack at CHOP. It truly is the best hospital. Thank you for keeping us update. I truly am amazed by the two of you. You are both so strong. I will keep you all in my prayers. I wish Baby Jack a speedy recover and home with his sisters.

Alicia said...

Megan, You have such a way with words. Jack is always in my prayers. The doctors are going to do wonders in philly. I hope you are ALL home together soon!


Anonymous said...

God bless all of you! I think about you all the time and I pray that your little boy will be home soon. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

The photos of the girls are so cute! I'm so glad Jack will be getting the best care possible as well. On Sunday I lit a candle in church for him (and you all!) asking St. Gerard and the Blessed Mother to watch over him. Stay strong Megan!

-Erin (Stormy101)

Linda said...


Your family are always in my thoughts.

I am not familar with CHOP but I'm sure that you are in great hands.

I admire you greatly for everything that you have gone through and currently going through. Speedy recover to Jack.


Linda said...


Your family are always in my thoughts.

I am not familar with CHOP but I'm sure that you are in great hands.

I admire you greatly for everything that you have gone through and currently going through. Speedy recover to Jack.


Tara (TSD) said...

Gingergrl- I just figured out that you can "comment". I'm a moron. Anyway- just wanted to let you know B and I are thinking of you and PJ and the babies. The new pics of the girls are awesome. Hope Jack gets better soon!!