The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion

The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion
These kids know how to have fun!

Friday, June 15, 2012

A Blessing from Heaven--Ryan Lemuel Arrives

Though it was a scary arrival for Ryan Lemuel Wilcox, we are so thrilled that Rob and Kathryn have the opportunity to adopt this handsome little boy.  He was born June 7 and weighed 6 lb. 11 oz.  The cord was wrapped around his neck, with no heart beat, so it was pretty scary at first.  However, the two doctors in Burley, knew what to do, and also helped Rob give him a blessing before he was flown down to McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden. 

Before he even got there, his breathing had improved and his heart was going good.  They said he would be in the NICU two weeks, but it ended up only being four days. 

We feel it was truly God's answer to many, many prayers.  Andrew and Amy opened up their home during the 4 days he was in the NICU which was a huge help to them; Lila was able to go up and provide her  love and support.  We kept the phone lines and FB posts pretty busy for those four days, and it was great to see the steady progress he made.  They had a web cam on him while he was in the NICU, so we got to watch him several times.

It was truly wonderful to have him come home and get to see him for the first time.  He is so little, and cute, with such a lot of hair.
It was wonderful holding him for the first time, and having such a welcome addition to our family.

One of our first visits with Ryan.  Ethan is really being a good big brother for him.  Ziggy wonders who he is!

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