Thursday, February 15, 2007

Saturday, February 10, 2007


Thanks for your concern and prayers everyone. We got home Wednesday night, so we spent less than a full 24 hours in the hospital with Noah. His seizure ended after three hours finally, and by the morning he was up and at it, full of energy, like usual! We had to wait until mid-afternoon to talk to the pediatric neurologist, but finally he showed up. The medicine that Noah has gone on now is called Tegrotol, or something like that. It's pretty commonly used for seizure disorders, it has possible side-effects, of course, as all medicines do sometimes, but we just have to see if this one works without side-effects--if not, we switch to another one...he'll probably be on it for two years, and be weaned off it if no more seizures occur during these next two years. Please pray that God would put his healing hand on Noah and protect him from these seizures.

At this point, Becky and I feel pretty sick, mostly me though. I'm gettting the same nasty sore throat/cold/flu virus/bug I got when we left the hospital last month...great. Seems this time of the year the hospital is full of viruses in the air...flu/cold season, ya know? I hope and pray I get better soon.

School (seminary) classes have kicked into high-gear for me, Ben, and we're trying to get our days scheduled out with me going to classes, homework, taking care of Noah on the weekends, and Becky working nights on the weekends...

An answer to prayer, however, is that we have decided to have Becky stop working on March 10th! We are sooo excited for this! Come that day, we'll start to feel like normal human beings with a normal schedule! God never made it to work this way, you know? No one should have to work nights! Especially moms! Just at the right time, God provided a way for this to happen. I'll be able to pick up an extra day part-time, and she'll be able to stay home full-time, including weekends! Awesome! Praise God!! So, hopefully we'll be able to come visit some of you on the weekends...

One last prayer request: pray for us in preparing for Brazil. We are trusting God to provide prayer supporters and financial supporters for these 6 months we will be serving in Brazil. We are looking forward to our time there, and to what God has to teach us during this time. If your church is interested in hearing about what God is doing in Brazil among the people (this is super exciting!) there, we'd love to come share about it! Contact us and let us know!

Excited to be alive...Ben, Becky & Noah Bacheller.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Noah in the hospital, again

Hi least to those of you who keep up w/ the blog...
Do you ever wonder if we'll ever stop "learning" from God? There's always so much for us to learn from Him, so much that He wants to teach us. It doesn't matter how many times we have to go through the valley, God is always with us, and no matter what, one thing God wants for us is to desperately cling to Him over anything else in this world, even more than life. Do you? Do I?
--Well, Noah's in the hospital, again. Tonight he had another seizure. I've come home to sleep, since I couldn't get Becky to leave Noah's cribside. She'll be dozing off in the rocking chair throughout the's now midnight or so, and I'll be back there by 6:30am in the morning.
This seizure we recognized right away, gave him the medicine we got since his first seizure, and called 911 as we were giving it to him. Maybe it helped, we don't know...what we do know is that this seizure wasn't as violent as the first one, but it still lasted about an hour. Three hours later, after he started "waking up" a bit, he was the "normal" Noah, but just worn out and tired from the seizure...besides, 11pm is way past his bedtime. :-)
Now, he's sleeping at the hospital in the P.I.C.U. Tomorrow we'll hopefully see the neurologist and get more info. I think we'll start him on maintenance medicines now to control seizures. They did a CT scan and it was normal...remember, it was only a little over a month ago that he just got out of the same hospital we took him to tonight...ooooh boy. At least we've been through this a couple of times (being in the hospital, that is), and feel familiar with the surroundings and procedures.
In the meantime, and all the time, for that matter, we keep trusting God to know what He is doing, WHY He is doing it, and WHAT FOR He is doing it. God is still in charge...always has been, always IS, and always WILL BE.
Thanks for praying--we'll keep you posted through this blog.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Noah on Video

Here's a 2 min. video of Noah--after his birthday. Click Here to see the video. There's sound on this one!!

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Brazil fan from the start!

All dressed up in Brazil's colors! Thanks Nana Bacheller for the Brazil Soccer Team Shirt! I love you!
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I'm full...

Yep, Noah enjoyed his cupcakes...that's for sure. Can you tell? What gave it away???
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Birthday Cake

Today we celebrated Noah's 1 year birthday! We're only 1 month late! Since we got out of the hospital on his birthday in January, it got postponed. So, here is his "cake"! Can you figure out what it is? (hint, hint: Think flags...and South America somewhere we like).
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