Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rollin' Along

All is well in Arnytown.  Will is healthy and happy.  He is just rolling along.  Rolling is Will's primary mode of transportation.  When he wants to go somewhere - like across the room, he rolls and rolls and rolls.  A boy has got to do what a boy has got to do to get what he "needs".   Thanks for your continued prayers.  Please continue to pray for Will as he works in therapy and continues to work on developing age appropriate skills.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Will is just full of smiles and giggles!  The new medicine has made a huge difference.  The doctors think that the stroke he had following his open heart surgery damaged the part of the brain that told his stomach to empty.  So, since his stomach was not emptying properly, the only place left for the contents to go was up and out!  This new medicine helps his stomach to empty properly and what a difference! 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Running for Ronald

Anyone who has followed Will's journey over the last year and a half knows how important the Ronald McDonald House is to our family.  Ronald McDonald House has given us so much that we wanted to try to give just a little bit back.  This year, Aunt Wendy (that's me) has committed to running the Chicago Marathon in honor of Will to support the Ronald McDonald House.  If you would like to donate to this incredible organization, see the link below.  All of the donations go directly to Ronald McDonald House and are tax deductible.  Thank you!

Wendy Mitchell Fundraising Page - 2012 Chicago Marathon - General Donation

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Will is back home. So far, the new medicine seems to be making quite a difference. Praying this takes care of things for now.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


The doctors at Bronson are trying to treat Will with some new medicine. So far, it seems to be helping. A hernia was seen on the upper GI at the site of the nissen procedure that was done a year ago, but the doctors do not feel it is significant enough to be addressed surgically. Will also had a double ear infection which was the likely cause of his fever. He will be seeing an ENT doctor in the near future to discuss the possibility of tubes. If all continues to go well and this new medicine seems to do the trick, Will should be home tomorrow.

Thanks for all your prayers!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Rough Time

Will is back at Bronson. He is not able to keep anything down and is running a fever. The GI Dr. wants Will admitted so they can try to figure out what is going on. Please keep Will and his family in your prayers. Pray for wisdom for the Doctors. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Doin' Good and Some Exciting News!

Will is home and doing pretty good. He is recovering from all his respiratory junk but still is not eating any food by mouth. He is getting his nutrition and fluids through his G-tube, but he has not had any other food since he got sick because what went down did come up! So, hopefully, he will be able to get back to a normal feeding routine soon.

And for the exciting news - Nana is planning to take the whole family to Disney World next year! So, Nana, kids, inlaws, outlaws and any other stragglers we pick up along the way are looking forward to some quality time with Mickey next year. The cousins are very excited about taking the "little guys" on a Disney adventure. We are all praying Will stays healthy and continues to get stronger.