Wednesday, September 29, 2010

MRI today

Today, Grady is having another MRI. We will find out just how great the antibiotics have done. I know that our little guy will have beat this infection. He is one of the toughest little people I know. Once we know the results of this MRI, Grady can continue to work on getting off the respirator.

While he was on two different antibiotics, Grady dropped over a pound. His doctor decided that Grady should get one long meal throughout the night. Must be pretty good stuff because he is gaining his weight back. He lost one chin and part of his little butt cheecks. It is good to see those pinching spots returing. Holding him close, you really notice just how tiny his hiney is.

The doctor has also given G back his bottle. You must know by now, how much Grady loves his groceries. He wants that bottle every time you put him in your arms. He is assuming the postion and expects a bottle to be there when he is ready. All I can do is laugh at him. Poor little fella. Mommy held him this morning and that was tough. NO bottle because of his MRI. Food was stopped at four am and Little G wanted Mommy to feed him. Needless to say, Grady was a little cranky.

The 'Giving to Grady' Golf Tournament was a blast. Thank you all for a wonderful day. It was so much fun seeing everyone and driving that cart from Hole to Hole. Hope everyone had as much fun as we did. We are all so blessed to have such a wonderful group of people in our extended family. I hope you all know how much you mean to all of us.

As always, thank you for your continued prayers and support. One day soon, you will get to meet this precious little man. Just remember, when you meet G, don't tell him that all of his little secrets are on the Web!

Talk soon,


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Giving to Grady

For those of you that did not know, several of Mommy and Daddy's friends wanted to do something to help Grady. There was a golf tournament and dinner for him. We had a blast. It was so much fun seeing everyone, watching the teams play golf and just talking with people.
There were Team Grady T shirts, there were hamburgers grilled out, carts for us non-golfing partipants and two chances to win money or a car for a hole in one. By the way, golf cart zooming can be a lot of fun. Just remember, you need to know who is teeing off before you pass up a team. Philip and Kimala had a zoom by golf ball bouncing in front of their cart. Guess that means it was bouncing behind me.
The turn out was wonderful. There were quite a few teams. We had players from Oklahoma, Fort Worth and a very special person drove in from Florida to spend time with our Grady while Mommy and Daddy were at the fund raiser. Hope GiGi did not get all of the Grady kisses.
As for our little guy, he is doing very well. Grady is on two different antibiotics which has caused him to drop some weight. But, as you can see, he still looks cute as ever. We have a couple more weeks of these drugs and then we can concentrate on putting the weight back on him. Grady has not let that slow him down, though. The big smile you see is from Grady getting his mobile back. The batteries has run down and he had gone several hours without his little friends circling his head. The nurse got batteries put in the mobile and within 30 to 45 seconds, I had this smiling picture. He was so happy to see his monkey, ostrich and giraffe circling his head that he chuckled.
I want to take just a minute to thank every one of you for coming out to the Golf Tournament and the dinner, Saturday. Your kindness, support and generosity was overwhelming. Tim and Suzanna and the rest of the family want to tell you how much we love and appreciate all you have done for Grady. Having your for support warms our hearts. We can never say Thank You, enough.
Talk soon,

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Six Months old today.

Can you believe this child is 6 months old today!?! Wow, time has really snuck by. What a blessing these two children's hospitals have been for our little man. God is good. Grady is almost 22 inches long. He has dropped a little weight because the antibiotics are playing havoc with his 'tummy'. But the doctors and nurses say this is normal and not to worry about any weight loss for now. If G loses a lot of weight, we will worry. But for now, we are just enjoying this little boy as his true personality really starts to show. As you can see, Grady is smiling at things, he has a belly laugh that will cause you to laugh right along with him. He keeps his JoJo laughing all the time. One other thing we are celebrating is Grady throwing a fit! I know, I know, who wants a baby to get that mad. We do. As Grady is waking up from all the sleep meds and other stuff they have had him on, we are seeing things that we should have seen before now. Grady can throw a fit like every other little fella his age. He gets down right CHAPPED. And I laugh at him while trying to make it better. It is a wonderful thing to see this little boy begin to act like a 2 to 6 month old baby.
For those that do not know it, there is a fund raiser for Grady next weekend. We will be there to see everyone. If you are interested, go to to see what it is all about. It should be fun.
As always, thank you for all you do to support my family. Your prayers are priceless to us. Hope to see you all soon.
Talk soon,

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Grady's Jojo

Here are some pictures of Grady and his Jojo. For those of you who don't know, Jojo is Timmy's Mother and Grady's Grandmother, Jodi Kidd. She is the one who started this blog and continues to keep you updated on Grady's progress. I thought it would be nice to put a face to her name.
Jodi has spent the last 2 1/2 months living in Fort Worth and taking care of our little man. She sends us pictures throughout the day and keeps us updated on any changes that occur. It is so comforting to know that she is there with Grady. The nurses take wonderful care of him, but she gives him the love and affection that he needs too.
We have truly been blessed with a Guardian Angel!