This is the amazing story of our micro preemie, John Craig. He was born on November 30, 2005 at 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 12 inches long. John is a true miracle and an inspiration to all that meet him!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29.11

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

July 29, 2008

It looks like John IS the perfect candidate for Botox injections! His first injections (2 on each inner thigh) are on July 29th. His inner thigh and calf muscles are extremely tight....however, we are going to take it slow and easy and see how the first procedure goes before injecting the calf.

The Dr. repeatedly said that John would most definitely be ambulatory and more than likely will not even need to use a walking device. Did you hear that??????? MY BOY IS GOING TO WALK!
At any rate, you'll all be glad to know that I pulled one of my infamous Jill moments.....as I mentioned, she kept using the word ambulate (meaning to walk) and in my mind I was thinking she was saying amputate. Finally, I asked what the word meant (and she told me) and I said, Ohhhhhhhhhh....I was wondering why you thought he needed his legs amputated. Oh yes, I DID say that:)



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8 comments:

Kellars Mommy said...

Hahah you are hilarious w/your Jill moments!!!! I know I can't wait to see how well the injections are going to work and I know you are even more anxious..Ya know they ( the therapist ) tried to tell me that Kellar would need a *walker* in order to walk,his catching himself reflexes may not come to him and on and on and guess what..He proved them wrong! John will walk, sometimes things don't happen when we feel they should and we ( I ) get discouraged but remember God is Always on Time!!! and as always John is soooo stinkin cute!!!! Kellar is looking at Johns picture and I said "John" and he's grinning and saying "Junnnn" these two would have a blast together ya know...

Sheri said...

AWWWWW.....You made me laugh and cry in the same 2 paragraphs!:) You are sooo funny! Praise God for such a wonderful outlook!!! I don't know anything about botox and kids, Its funny b/c I keep thinking about wrinkles....but I guess its similar to when we saw the plastic surgeon for Sam...its seemed so wierd to me b/c when I think of plasic surgery I think of tummy tucks and boob jobs:) ha ha.....I guess its not all vanity!:) Can't wait to hear how things go!!!

Melissa said...

Hi! I found your blog from a comment you left on Billie's blog and came to take a look. I have to tell you that your son is one beautiful miracle boy! He looks like he is doing so well and he is simply gorgeous! I am a single mom of twins who are former preemies and who both have CP. They are the absolute light and joy of my life and I am always excited to find other moms who realize just how lucky we are to have these miracles! Please come check out our blog and get to know us!

Melissa
www.twincredibletwosome.blogspot.com

Meghan and Trevor said...

Jill, that is just fantastic news. I am glad you explained what ambulate meant because I didn't know either:) I am so excited for John. We will have to plan a playdate on the 19th.

baby james said...

That is great news, congratulations, and for the new job, that sounds like a very rewarding job and who better than you, someone with (EXPERIENCE). That is to funny you thought she was saying amputate:) We still want to get together..... Tracy

twin power mommy said...

HA HA, you made me laugh with that amputate thing. I would have asked, too. I guess i am really a blond underneath these brown roots! :D

Sarah Furlough said...

Too funny! I never had any doubt John would walk, he's been amazing me for so long- I guess I just assumed it would happen. Hooray for your great news!

Anonymous said...

Jill, you are still the funniest person. No wonder I love you. And if John gets more handsome than he already is, well, you had better watch out.

Love, Carol