If there is one thing I have learned, it's that you can never predict what kinds of freaky deaky things a stoma (the bit of intestine out of his belly that connects to the pouch) will do next. Ryan has an ileostomy, however when you have some intestinal matter (doesn't that sound so smart?) hanging on by just a bit of scar tissue, trouble is always on the very near horizon if you ask me.
What a cute osto-stud. He pulled his hood up because he was sad ;)
So here is the issue: Ryan has been very active and feeling much better. But between running errands and doing some light house chores, his stoma swelled to twice it's normal size and lengthened a bit in the last 48 hours. His Dr. ordered him to bed rest and he wears a hernia belt around the clock to prevent more issues. So everything here truly is ok here, but we are keeping an eye on it and that is part of the risk of such a surgery!
Next up to tell you: we are getting kind of normal again! Meaning, I baked a Jewish Apple Cake (whatever that means), we take Harpo on short walks, and we are gaining back some rhythm to our day. Love that and thank you Jesus!
Final confession: We bought a dang microwave, man. Although I roll my eyes at this purchase and seem indignant about it...secretly I am excited. We hosted Thanksgiving last year and our brother-in-law literally brought his microwave over to help with reheating and melting HA! But now we are set up with one.
The microwave will be mounted over the stove to free up counter space
Enjoy some pics of our "normal" little life:
Harpo played in the rain yesterday-it was dark and rainy here ALL day which we loved
The beginnings to a Jewish Apple cake. What makes it Jewish?!
Cinnamon and sugar with apples
Pre-baked. I forgot to take a post-baked one but it was gorgeous and golden. YUM!
Our storm clouds
A pumpkin from my friend's mom. Do you love that green-ish white?? Gorgeous.
Happy Thursday all!! We are resting today and giving Ryan the space/time to rest. Please pray for his swollen stoma if you think about it-that it would go do down and be nice and healthy. Thank you!