Monday, November 16, 2009

Day 5 for Carson

Day 5, Sunday, a day of rest (thankfully).  

After the last two rollercoaster days, we were ready for a peaceful day.  Looking on the map for nearby churches that I was familiar with we decided on Faith Baptist in Canoga Park.  We started the morning by bringing Carson a milk supply and he was upset that we overlooked the opportunity to bring donuts along too.

The morning service at Faith Baptist was very good, what a perfect time for Romans 8:28.  We met and chatted with several very nice families and Carson now has even more prayers behind him.  We also heard reports of two people being saved in our home church, what a wonderful day!

During our afternoon session with Carson he got to say his goodbye's to Granny Foster.  We were then treated to a good long stint of him being awake and active.  Such a terrific follow up to yesterday's eyes open activity.  It really is starting to feel like he's progressing toward being able to head home.  In fact, this evening in the baby shuffle, he was sent to a room with infants that weren't as critical.  Praise the Lord for His wonderful hand upon our boy!

One thing Carson has against going home - having to see Daddy's full maskless face for the first time.  If he can't hold his lunch I'll just say "babies always do that."

What an amazing 5 days it has been!  Mom and I have been so blessed by Carson's arrival that we can't wait to see what happens from here.  We are also so blessed by all of you.  The support from back home and the news of friends and people from all over the place following along and praying is overwhelming.  Our hearts are warmed and we are so thankful to all of you.

Tomorrow is a big day as it's the first detailed follow-up measurement for hydrocephalus.  Things have been good so far, but the more detailed look can possibly bring the news that he's borderline or even crossed the threshold to need a shunt.  Again, we can't say thank you enough for all your prayers, love, and support.   

I know, I know - quit blathering and post another cute baby pic.  Here you go!


  1. Congratulations, Carson, on your promotion! Our prayers are with you today for further advancement to home ASAP. Todays pictures are awesome. It's so good to see his precious face looking at yours, and to see him in mom's arms. Much love, Ruth

  2. What an adorable little man! It is going to be soooo much fun loving on him. Can't wait! luv u guys

  3. Poor guy, probably wondering "Who IS that masked man!?". We're all still praying down here. You know we're all looking forward to getting to spoil him. THIS time Papa Charlie and Papa Hardy are going to have to fight ME for him (leave me alone, Rob. I'll get to the piano AFTER I've cuddled Carson!)

  4. It's so exciting to see Carson's precious face with no tubes! As I read your updates, I find myself getting excited for Carson's advancements, laughing, crying -- all the emotions you two must be feeling intensified. Thank you for sharing so vividly your experiences and for your beautiful testimony of God's grace in a difficult time. I know we're all looking forward to your return home. And I'm just going to claim it now -- I'm FIRST to get to hold Carson!!!! Love you guys!

  5. Susan only thinks she will be FIRST - maybe I'll just have to drive up and pitch a tent in your front yard!! Wouldn't that be grand!! I agree whole-heartedly - the emotions that Carson evokes are beyond what I expected. I find myself praying without ceasing for him and seeking opportunities to look at the blog again and again. Karen, you are amazing - God chose just the right Mommy for Carson. We love you all so much!

  6. Hi guys! We (Brittney & I) went shopping for our little Carson today and we can't wait to send the stuff off tomorrow. You've been doing an excellent job and yes, we also go through all the emotions as we read through the postings each day. One day, I'm thinking you'll have to write a book! We are praying for you all and especially our little Carson man...precious little guy...keep up the good work Mommy and Daddy!
    Love & Prayers,
    Mom #1 (Oma)

  7. Hi Mr. and Mrs. Orr. This is Jenni. This is so cool to read whats going on with you guys. Carson is the cutest! I am SOOOOOO glad to know that you all are doing good. You 3 are in my prayers. I am looking forward to meeting Mr. Carson hopefully soon. I can already tell God has big plans for this little guy.
    P.S. I love Carsons chubby cheeks!
    P.P.S. You both are the best parents for Carson!
    <3 Jenni

  8. aw he is the cuttest!!!God bless you guys!

    Love in Christ Ali

  9. we are praying for you!!!!!!

  10. Pam, I'm sure Papa Orr will give you a run for your money! He was showing off pictures at church on Sunday! What a handsome little man! Such a blessed relief to see his cute face sans tubes & tape! I, too, find myself checking the blog for updates and have been so very blessed by them. Your testimony and faith have been an inspiration to me. This little boy means an awful lot to a whole bunch of folks all over the country! What an awesome God we have! Love to the 3 of you and hope to see you all in person real soon!