Friday, August 28, 2015

Antonio Update!

I just wanted to send out a quick post to let everyone know how Antonio is doing.  Thank you so very much for all the prayers.  God is working and quickly restoring Antonio. 

About four days ago Antonio began to be able to speak in sentences!  As of today he is back to his smiley self and is happy and smiling all the time.  He squeals with excitement again often and is asking about the people in his life that need prayer.  He is not as chatty as normal but can tell us his wants, how he is feeling and carry on a conversation.  He can move his right arm, his head and blink his eyes normally now.  He is only taking one nap a day now.  He is also swallowing again which is wonderful.  Antonio did mention how bad it was that he wanted to talk and swallow but could not.  So he had his wits about him thru this whole ordeal but just could not move his body.  Poor baby. 

His body is still not back to 100% but Praise be to God he is doing well and on his way to be restored as before this happened.  We and the doctors are in communication about how to not let this happen again.  We do not know if this was a reaction to the brand name Botox as he has been given the generic in the past and the generic is actually more pure.  It could have been because of the larger amount they gave him this time. It could also have traveled out of the areas given, to the rest of his body.  So we have a lot to think on and figure out before giving him any injections in the future.  I NEVER want this to happen to him again.  This whole situation could have gone very badly as I saw how it effected his breathing.

God is so good and protected Antonio over the last few weeks.  Antonio has lung disease and colds and flu have put him in hospital in the past.  He does not have a productive cough and a cold can turn into pneumonia fast.  God spared Antonio from getting the horrible respiratory virus that went thru and he was the only one who did not get the stomach virus that came thru.  Thank you Jesus.  

Thank you again to everyone for your letters of concern and prayers.  They meant so much to him and us.  God answers prayer!

Psalm 19:1-6

19 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof



  1. It is so good to see his smile... that radiant face. : ) Thank you for the update. You must be so grateful and he as well. I hope he continues to heal up and I am wondering how he will react to future botox injections. I'm sorry you have some hard decisions ahead of you.
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    1. Hello Hadassah! Yes, his smile and constant chatter we missed so much. Thank you for your fervent prayers for him. God be with you all!

  2. Oh Antonio we LOVE you!! How do you like your new little brothers and sisters? They are so blessed to have a big brother like you!! ((((BIG HUGS))))) from MN!

    1. Thank you Elizabeth. You always know just what to say. He is doing so well. We are so grateful to have him back with us again in mind and personality. He is thrilled with the adoptions! Love to you all and praying for Jacob!