Monday, May 7, 2012

We're Home!

We are home!!  We came home Sunday afternoon (late).

Thank you for all your wonderful prayers, I have no doubt they held me up.

Grace, I'm living on Grace.

Simeon is doing OK.  He's in a lot of pain.
It's pure agony for a mama to watch her child in any pain, and not be able to make it go away.
He's on Tylenol, but it still hurts.

He crys when he's hungry, or when he's not, and won't take a bottle because it hurts.  I rock him to sleep standing (he won't have it any other way) then can slip the bottle in and he'll eat...slowly and not as much as he used to...that will take time.  He's doing fine.

Tom and I look at it as "one down...many more to come"
(although, we are really trying to not think about the future surgeries...this one was hard enough)

The after-surgery was much harder than I ever imagined.  (agonizing actually)
But each day will get better!

I'll be off for a week of two, not reading blogs or blogging.
I need to take care of my baby....who needs someone with him at all times, he can't touch his face,
the arm guards work, but not that great for a 4 month old.

I'll be back with "the story" a week or two.

Thank you again, your prayers are going to take him far in his life, and all the surgeries he needs. 
I just know it.


  1. Thank you, thank you for posting. We will continue to lift him up as he recovers. Praise God for grace! You are doing great. You may feel weak, but God is strong, and when we go to Him, we get all His strenth. I wish I were closer, so I could bring you a meal and a hug. Come Holy Spirit and fill the hearts of the faithful. Sending cyber love.

  2. Thank you for letting us know!

  3. Praying, praying, praying! For both you and Simeon! Thank you for letting us know! {{{Hugs}}}

  4. Still praying! I am thinking of you and Simeon all the time!

  5. Oh, you poor poor thing! I cannot imagine how hard it must be for your sensitive momma heart. And dear sweet Simeon in pain breaks my heart and I haven't even met him! God love you all. We continue to pray daily for you all and Simeon's quick healing. Thank you so much for taking the time to update us. Love-hugs-prayers coming to you from Colorado.

  6. Thank you so much for taking the time to update. I'm so glad to hear that the surgery went well. I'm SO sorry that he and you have to suffer at all.

  7. Poor Jamie. Poor Simeon! I don't know who I feel sad for most. I will pray more for Simeon, poor baby. Poor Mama! It must be so hard to see him like this. But every day will get a little bit better. He'll heal a little bit more, and drink his bottle a little bit more.

    Thank you for posting, I promise that I will pray for a swift recovery so that he'll be back to his normal happy self!

  8. Still praying for you all, Jamie- little Sim is one tough dude! I'm especially praying he heals quicker than expected and that he will want to eat. Please take care of yourself, too~

  9. Jamie Jo, the prayers continue here for your Simeon and you and your family.

  10. I've been so worried. Keeping you in prayer!

  11. I agree with Shelly..please take care of yourself so you can take care of that sweet baby. This has been very stressful for everyone. Hoping the kids can help more this week with dishes etc...
    otherwise let those dishes sit!

    I sure hope he heals fast. Hoping this is the toughest part and he will be happy in a couple of days.

    thanks for the update.

    we will miss you
    I do love blogging with you and your thankful thurs. posts
    but I understand.
    take care of him
    love him and make sure
    you take care of yourself a little bit.

    love and prayers

  12. Thank you for the update. Take all the time you need. Hugs and prayers.

  13. Glad to hear he is at home in the arms of his mother. I'm sure you are more of a comfort to him than you know. Will continue praying!!

  14. So glad that this part is over..for now. Praying for relieved pain for your little precious one!

  15. It is so good to know that you and Simeon are home. Hopefully the surgery will heal quickly and the pain will go away so he can eat again. We will be patient and wait for you to get an opportunity to fill us in. Give my kindest regards to all of your beautiful family.

  16. Oh my dear baby boy and mama. You are in our prayers. This is such a very difficult time and keep a grasp onto that grace! It will continue to carry you through as well as all the prayers you are receiving. God bless!

  17. Oh gosh, this must be so difficult. We ended our St. Joseph novena and began one to St. Jude for Simeon. God bless.

  18. So glad to hear that you are back!
    I remember the after surgery part very well. Aslynn was under for so long that it took her a long time to 'come to' and she screamed for about six hours straight until she wore herself out. We had to just stand by her bed trying to rub her back, hold her, and comfort her while she thrashed and tried to rip out her IVs and drainage tubes.
    Lots of prayers for you all. Hug sweet Simeon for us.

  19. Never stopped praying and I never will. God bless you and speedy recovery little man! All in God's timing!

  20. Thanks for the update Jamie. Been holding you close in thought and prayer. Hopefully each day gets better for Simeon and less pain for your little man.

    Take the time to take care of your baby and your family and know that we are all praying for you.

    love and hugs!

  21. I am so glad to hear it went successfully. I was praying for you all. I think that you and Simeon are wiping years and years off your purgatory time (although, really, you're probably going straight to Heaven anyways). God Bless you!!!

  22. SO very happy to hear you are home! Deo Gratias! Will continue to pray, and hope every day gets a little easier, a little brighter.

  23. Continued prayers for little Simeon. Glad you are all home and may God grant that he heals soon.

  24. We will be praying for you all! May Gods grace hold you all up and bring quick healing for Simeon.

  25. Love, prayers and blessings are the best healing "balm" for both exhausted Momma and beautiful baby boy. I wish I could be there to help in SO many ways, dearheart!
    One moment at time - Simeon is feeling your constant love through the constant owies...
    Love and prayers,

  26. Thank you for letting us know. We will continue to pray for him and his family. It is never easy to see pain in our loved ones, you must unite with the Blessed Mother right now. She understands. All our love for you and the family.

  27. So glad to hear that the surgery was successful, though sorry to read about your little one's pain. Yes, definitely take off all the time you need to comfort and love on Simeon and the rest of your sweet family.

    Prayers and blessings,

  28. Oh Jamie, thanks for the update! We've been praying for Simeon and all of you. Praying that the pain subsides and his appetite returns to normal. Will pray to Our Lady to give him extra hugs and kisses!

  29. I can not imagine your agony. Nothing worse than seeing your baby in pain. We will keep on praying. Take care of yourself:) God bless!

  30. Will keep praying for quick healing and comfort for sweet Simeon!Hang in there Jamie...I know the heartbreak of seeing your child in pain...but Simeon WILL get better, day by day. You will be amazed and overjoyed, and his sweet smile will return...

  31. I will be praying for you all.

  32. It aches to read this. So sorry he is in pain and pray that it goes away soon!


  33. Dear friend, have you seen this?

    While Simeon's circumstances are not those of Christian, like this family, your family is inspiring others with your love and understanding of "beauty."

    God bless.

  34. Dear Jamie Jo, sending you hugs for these agonizing days that you are all going through. I pray that all of the prayers and these sweet comments will bring you relief when you need it as a Mama. I am always so inspired by the love poured forth in the bloggy world. Thank you for saying Yes to Our Lord and bravely carrying this cross that you have been given, even when you aren't feeling so brave. God bless you all and Mother Mary keep holding you tight!

  35. continuing to pray and think of you. I will pray for comfort for you both... blessings Mary

  36. Hooray for home! Continued prayers for healing, peace, strength and patience for Simeon and the whole family. (Hugs from Eddie)

  37. So glad the surgery went well. I could not imagine what you must be going through. Its heartbreaking to see your baby in pain and not be able to take it away. I'm praying he will heal quickly!!

    God Bless!

  38. Glad the surgery went well! I hope the healing will be fast for baby S and you have God's comfort and strength. When I first read this I didn't comment because I was sick with a bad stomach virus and 2 of my youngest were too. I offered up my sickness for Simeon and you. I can't even imagine what you have to do.
    God Bless and God give you strength and comfort and thanks for the update!


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