11/22/2006

My first week of school went okay. My students were really glad to see me. They wrote me so many sweet notes. I felt lost for a few days, but I am getting back on track. We only have two days of school this week because of Thanksgiving break. I'm already looking forward to my days off.

Chase is still having a pretty rough time. He has a hard time in the morning getting ready for school. He seems to do better in the afternoon. I'm trying to keep him busy so he doesn't have a lot of alone time. He started basketball last week and he is excited about that. Please keep Chase in your thoughts and prayers. He was really close to Canon and this has been really tough on him. Kamryn is doing fine. She's just glad to have her mommy back!

I still feel so lost at times. I can be doing something and then all of a suddden reality hits me in the face. I can't believe Canon is not here! I feel him hugging me and patting me on my back like he always used to do. That little hand pat was always so sweet. I miss his hugs and kisses. He wasn't a touch feely child to other people, but he always was to me. Each day is getting a little better, but it is still so hard.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Carla

10/30/2006

Update from Carla

Just wanted to let everyone know how we are doing. The kids are back at school today. They had a very busy weekend. We went to the Razorback game on Saturday and we went to Boo at the Zoo last night. I'm trying to keep them busy. This morning I stopped at the cemetary. This was the first time I have visited since the funeral. The geese were all around the lake. It is a beautiful spot. I still can't believe Canon is gone. I came home to an empty house. No noise, no visitors, no Canon! I checked my email and Chandra Perkins had written me. She is my new friend in Texas. She also has a Canon. He had a liver transplant and is doing well. She came to know my Canon through one of his websites. She came to the service on Wednesday all the way from Texas. I can't believe how much of an impact Canon made on her life in only five short weeks. She only had seen pictures of him on the website. She wrote an entry in her journal about the funeral. It was very moving to me. What a touching tribute to a beautiful service. As for how I'm doing, well I'm living. I just get up in the morning and take each minute as it comes. Carla

Please continue to pray for Carla and her two children. May God supply all your needs according to his glorious riches. Phil. 4:19

10/26/2006

I want to thank everyone for showing such an outpour of support to my family the last two days. This has meant the world to me and my family. These are things you hear that happen to other people and not to you. I feel so empty inside and very sad. The loss of a child is an undescribable pain. I am going to need you all to help me get through this tough time. Life is very short! Make the most out of your life just like Canon did. Please pray for my family and especially my two children, who have lost their bubba. Love to all, Carla Norman and Family

10/21/2006

~ Mama Loves You Canon ~

Canon my beautiful angel from heaven passed away this morning. He had two major bleeds last night in his brain. Doctors could not do anything for Canon. I along with family and friends were with him when he died.

Thank you so much for all your prayers during this tough time. Canon is now playing baseball, football, basketball, and drinking all the Sprite he wants.

Love, Carla




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10/20/2006

Urgent Prayer Request... Sad news.

I am watching Teresa's 3 boys and wanted to ask for urgent prayers right now on behalf of Carla and Canon (and their family). She left an hour ago to go to the hospital.

She just called me and told me that the doctors have told Carla that the bleeding is so severe there is nothing more they can do. They are taking him now to do an EKG and then make a decision based on if there are any brainwaves.

Please pray for Carla. Pray that if this doesn't work out the way we ALL WANT IT TO today, that her and her family will be comforted and given the peace that passes understanding. No mother can ever imagine the grief of loosing a child unless they have already experienced it. Please pray that God would work a miracle right now... and if not His will, pray that He would comfort Carla and her family as only He can. Pray her heart will heal, should Canon not get to go home with her. My heart is breaking for this family.


Thank you and God bless...
Heather

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10/19/2006

Canon's drain tube in his head had to replaced today due to high blood pressures. The doctor feels this will help relieve the pressure on his head and lower his blood pressure. He is still very critical. Canon is still swollen from all the fluids being pushed into his body. Fluid overload can be hard on his heart and lungs. The right side of his body is very weak.. The neurologist thinks he can overcome this. The path Canon takes is up to him. This has been such a shock! I am trying so hard to be positive. I need your continued prayers to help me get through this. Carla
I want to thank some very special people in my life who have been a mother to my children over the last month, and a mother to me as well. Tonya, (the best sister-in-law anyone could ever have), Kim Morgan, Michelle Holland, Julie Austin, Scarlett Smith, Donna Sweet, Shannon Resor, (my best friends who have taken care of my two precious children), Kim Wickliffe, (my other mother), Teresa Hardy, (my prayer warrior). What an honor it is to have friends like you. You guys have been WONDERFUL! I LOVE YOU ALL! Carla

10/18/2006

The CT Scan showed no change. The bleed is still there, but is not any bigger. Canon's condition is still critical but stable. He now has a new set of nurses who are trained in operating the drain in his head. They are very attentive to Canon. He has a respiratory infection and is receiving very powerful antibiotics. Today the nurse opened Canon's eyes and I talked to him. His eyes followed my voice. It was comforting to know he hears my voice and realizes I am there. I continue to thank you for all your special prayers and notes. Carla