Ed and I spent the evening with Daniel, Erin and little Jaylon yesterday. We arrived at the hospital shortly before five, I believe it was. They were just starting to put a new IV in his arm, called a PICC. Well, he didn't want it in his arm apparently, because the nurse.....bless her heart....said he yanked his arm and made it virtually impossible for her to do. So she inserted it in the side of his head. The side that he is laying on in the picture above. This is inserted into his head and threaded down to one of the central veins in his chest. These IV's can withstand about 2 weeks of use if necessary and he won't have to be poked and prodded all the time getting new IV's every day or so. We can tell a definite improvement . He is more awake and lively now.
Well, last night when Daniel and I were in with Jaylon, he was just restless and you could tell that he didn't like the tube down his throat. I began humming "Rock of Ages" to him softly and almost immediately he quieted down, until, when I was finished, he was laying so peacefully with his little eyes closed. Daniel said softly, "Wow, Mom....". Yes, the soothing sound of a song can bring such peace. I did this many times with Daniel when he was little and restless or not feeling well. I would rock him and hum to him or sing softly. Or walk about, carrying him and singing to him softly. It quieted him almost without fail.
Daniel and Erin came by this evening when they arrived home and told us that Jaylon is doing so much better even today. He's more alert and active and he's awake more. They stayed at the Ronald McDonald House last night and are planning to stay tomorrow night as well.
Thanks to all you for praying for Jaylon. It means so much to us that you've taken the time to join with us in prayer for our precious little grandson. Goodnight and may your new year be off to a wonderful start!