Double Trouble

D received this package in the mail.

D was a little unsure, but decided that if Santa sent Flint especially for him, he must be ok.

D and Flint became fast friends.

They were rowdy and rough, like little boys are.

But, oh no!  They were too rough and Flint fell down...hard.
It must have knocked the breath out of him.

Have no fear, because D is trained in CPR!  He assessed the situation,
and found that Flint wasn't breathing,

so he began rescue breathing.

He checked again for breathing,

but had to continue with chest compressions.

It worked!  D saved his new friend!

Hooray for D!

Later that evening after bedtime....

we opened D's door to check on him before we went to bed, and this is what we found:

Apparently Flint had plans to deck out D's crib, but he fell asleep on the job.

But he did manage to get the mobile decorated.
These boys are going to be trouble!

We got a call from MUSC with Derrick's heart cath date, and it's scheduled for December 23.  We're not super excited about the date because with the last cath Derrick wasn't himself for about a week.  We're hoping that with all of the excitement of Christmas he'll be better, but...  The lady said that was the only date before the holidays and that Dr. Shuler was specific in saying he wanted it done before Christmas. I hope that doesn't mean we should be any more nervous than we already are!  We just really hope that the cath goes well and D is able to be home for Christmas.  If not, then we'll all be ok.  As long as we can be together, we'll be fine.  We want whatever is best for D.  I'm sure if we're not home, Santa will come see D anyway!

Thanks for all of your support and prayers.  It means more than you know.  I'm not sure I ever posted about the follow up on the VCUG, but that turned out normal.  Thank you Jesus!!  We don't need any other organs kinked, twisted, or out of place!   

I hope you're enjoying the Christmas season, and don't forget to count your blessings and remember those who will have a difficult time feeling the Christmas spirit.  We have so many blessings to count!!

P.S.  Derrick has been practicing for his big acting debut as Baby Jesus in our church play Sunday.  :)  That should be interesting! Ha!


  1. LOL I love all the pics of him and Flint.....D is such a love bug I just look forward to all the new pics of him all the time! I will be looking forward to his pics from the Christmas play. And always praying. Christmas will be where ever you are! I hope he bounces out quick to enjoy the holiday! Give D a hug and kiss for me. Heart Hugs, Love, and Blessings, Jessica

  2. Oh my Shannon...this post was soooo funny!!! Thanks for sharing it.

    We'll be sending lost of prayers your way for the 23rd. Hopefully all will go well and you'll be able to enjoy the holidays. We are dealing with the other side...having to go through the holiday worrying about what is going to happen on the 30th. We aren't feeling so merry here.


    Stef, Ryan, Wyatt and Logan

  3. It looks like you are going to have your hands full with those two! haha-this was a great post, I love seeing all the pictures of D. He is adorable! We'll be praying that the 23rd goes smoothly, and that you'll all be able to enjoy D's first Christmas in the comforts of your own home.

  4. I love the elf! Soooo funny! Just make sure you tell him it isn't alive before he is 10! :)

    I'm praying really hard for D and you guys!


  5. OMG! That was the cutest commentary! He is toooo cute!

    Sue Shelton

  6. Derrick's sweet little face and his adorable expressions and Mommy's commentary about Flint have us completely cracking up! We look so forward to your posts and today was such a blessing! Thanks so much for brightening our day with new pictures and a Flint story :)

    While we always have your family in our prayers, we will be praying especially hard on the 23rd for Derrick to breeze through his cath and hurry home to celebrate his first Christmas!

    Kati, Rocky, Evan and Brycen Dunn

  7. This has got to be the cutest post ever!!!! Thanks for sharing.

    I will be praying all goes well on the 23rd and that Derrick will be able to enjoy Christmas at home!

    Merry Christmas!

  8. I loved loved your post!! The elf is adorable but D..takes the cake!! I can imagine that you are having a hard time celebrating and being merry right now, but just know we are all praying for D and you guys and Christmas is in our hearts and whereever you are is where it will be.
    Love and Hugs.

  9. Hello There,we have been extremely busy since the trip to MUSC,but we are praying for you each and every day on your upcoming cath.We can't thank you guy's enough for all of the support that you sent through our blog,now that we have gone through such a similar event, we share every minute of what you are feeling and going through.God definitely is working in your lives,as He has been in our's,and we are so thankful to have you as friends.I know that derrick is in God's hands,and you have a strong faith.So even though the timing may not be ideal with the holidays,know that we are there for you in prayer and in person if you need us for anything.We are wishing you a since of calmness as you go forward for the trip to MUSC.May God give you strength,peace of mind,and confidence going forward.We love you,In Christ,The Crafts