Thursday, October 21, 2010

FUNDRAISER WAS AWESOME--THANK YOU!!!

We had an awesome turnout two Saturdays ago for Isaiah's fundraiser. A HUGE thank you to Holly Boykin for organizing everything. Thank you to all who came and gave generously from your hearts. We cannot even begin to express our gratitude. We also had a huge miracle happen when several families stepped forward and provided a new washer/dryer for us. God has been so good to us and continues to provide for us even when we are not faithful in asking for His help. We continue to walk this journey with the strength from your prayers.

We were recently back down at CHOP Main for several appointments. Pulmonary was satisfied with Isaiah's improvement, but will continue to monitor him for awhile. We saw another orthopaedic specialist, Dr. Lee, about Isaiah's left arm. He was incredibly supportive and understanding and wished he could give us better news. But, the reality is there is nothing he can do to improve the left arm. It is what it is, and he was very happy with how Isaiah uses it. Pray that as Isaiah continues to grow, that we will know how to encourage him to use his differences for the glory of God.

We also revisited the feeding clinic. I think this will be the last time we go down there for the clinic. They were not much help and pretty much shrugged their shoulders because they have no idea why Isaiah doesn't eat or why he throws up daily. It was a very frustrating meeting. We are going to look into some other feeding clinics, like Good Shepherd and Hershey. Please pray for wisdom as we choose.

At the moment we have a need for help on Tuesday mornings. I go to a women's Bible study every Tuesday morning. We are entering flu season and we don't want to expose the boys to any more germs than we have too. The times would be from 8:30am-12pm. The boys are very easy and Isaiah does NOT have to be hooked up to anything while I am gone. Please let me know if anyone can help.

I know some of you may still be interested in ordering from 31 Gifts to support Isaiah's fundraiser. Holly Boykin will still be taking orders until the end of the month. All of her profits she is donating to Isaiah. To place an order, you can go online to her website at www.mythirtyone.com/hollyb, or you can call her directly at 267-375-9171. Thank you again for all of your help and support.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

FUNDRAISER--RECYCLE YOUR OLD GOLD & SILVER

Dear Friends and Family,

You are invited to a Gold & Silver Recycling Event!! Our dear friend, Holly Boykin, decided out of the goodness and kindness of her heart to give a wonderful gift to Isaiah. She is doing a fundraiser to help with costs that we keep accruing with Isaiah. We cannot thank Holly enough for the love she has shown to our family.

THIS IS WHAT HOLLY'S FLYER/INVITATION STATES:

HOW DOES IT WORK? Bring your unwanted gold, silver, or platinum, (any amount, any color, any karat) and a licensed gold buyer will evaluate each piece for karat quality. It does not matter if the jewelry or items are broken. The value of your metal is determined by overall metal content and weight. There is no pressure and no obligation. If you are content with the appraisal, you will be paid on the spot! At the end of the event, the gold buyer will be donating a percentage of the payouts to the Miller Family.

There will also be a Thirty-One Gifts vendor set-up at the fundraiser. 100% of the commissions will be donated to The Miller Family. For more information, please visit www.mythirtyone.com/hollyb.

WHEN IS IT:
Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
WHERE IS IT: Mr. B’s Coffeehouse – Rm 218, 820 Route 113 Souderton, PA, 18964. Mr. B's is on the backside of Calvary Church of Souderton. Please contact Holly Boykin at 267-375-9171 with any questions regarding this fundraiser, or if you can’t attend but would like to donate jewelry or gift cards.

Holly will be holding a *RAFFLE*. For every gift card that you bring for The Miller family (gas, grocery, supercenter, etc.) you will be entered into a raffle for some great prizes!

Hope you all can come!

Chris, Joy, Josiah, and Isaiah Miller
For the actual flyer, email us at isaiahsjourney@yahoo.com, and I will send you the link. I was unable to put the actual flyer on the blog.

P.S. If you have any friends, family, or businesses that would like to support Isaiah, please print and pass the flyer along to them, once I send it to you. We are trying to post the flyer wherever we can. Also, feel free to forward the blog on to whomever may be interested. Thank you.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

HE'S WALKING...

It's been awhile since I've had the chance to update. Sorry about that! Well, just to quickly let you know what's been going on---Isaiah started cruising furniture around 15 months and then took off walking after he received his foot braces in July. He's been running ever since, at least trying to! He loves chasing his older brother and torturing him. He is a very busy little boy with a bigger than life personality!

Unfortunately, Isaiah continues to refuse to eat and rarely drinks. He is on tube feeds 3 times a day. He also continues to throw up daily. Chris and I don't get much sleep and often end up with much more work than we would like. The doctors have no idea why he continues to throw up like this. He is already on medications for reflux. The current doctors suggest that we see go see an allergist as well as a GI motility specialist. We also have to decide soon whether or not we are going to take Isaiah to an intense feeding clinic to help retrain him to eat. We have 2 options, neither of which are easy or inexpensive. Please pray that we have the wisdom to pick the right program for Isaiah.

Right now, we have 3 pressing needs:

1) Our washer and dryer are struggling to keep up with the insane amount of laundry we have to do on a daily basis because of Isaiah's vomiting. Our dryer is rusting on the inside, causing rust stains on clothing. Then, our washing machine broke on Monday, but Chris thinks he will be able to fix it temporarily. However, we are in great need of a heavy duty clothes washer and dryer.
2) We need to figure out how to address Isaiah's eating issues. We don't know what to do and not sure which clinic to take him to. They both require alot of time, commitment, and money.
3) We need home care for Isaiah to be approved for 16 hours a week. I am going to a job fair on October 19 and hope to enter back into the nursing work force. Pray that I know how to coordinate Isaiah's schedule and what nursing job to accept. I need something that will be flexible and understanding with our situation. We would also love to put Josiah into preschool, but not sure how to do this at this time.

Please keep your eyes open for information regarding an upcoming fundraiser for Isaiah on Saturday, October 16, 2010. It will be held at Calvary of Souderton, room 218 off of Mr. B's, from 9am-1pm. Look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you for all your love and support. Please enjoy the video below. (You will need to go to the blog website to see the video) http://isaiahs-journey.blogspot.com

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