Update on Tripp Halstead 9/26/2014

Stacy; My poor buddy is having a rough night. I really think he needs to just go to the bathroom. He hasn’t gone since we started food instead of formula. And he threw up tonight. So we both had to take another shower. Poor thing. I am giving him some miralax and hoping that will help but in the meantime I am siting here just staring at his perfect face. He looks so much like Halstead. I could not be more proud of my two guys. I talk about Tripp every day and everyone knows how proud I am of him, so Now I am going to talk a little about Bill. (Sometimes I call Bill “Halstead” and sometimes Bill. No rhyme or reason and now Mr. Ironman) Bill is such an amazing daddy and husband. He is 35 yrs old. (I am a cougar at 37) He has been a husband for seven years and a daddy for four. He has worked at Lowes home improvement since the day we met. Always a provider. And always so handsome. I was first attracted to his smile and his awesome style. He always looked good. (Of course that was when he was single and had money to spend on nice clothes lol) And I swear that boy smiled all the time. It was a permanent fixture on his face. When I would see him out at a party or bar, He was never the drunk one or loud one or obnoxious one. Everyone that I met only had great things to say about him. (And of course everyone only had great things to say about me, I was ALWAYS the DD and to this day, I don’t curse, and I don’t think anyone has ever called me obnoxious. To my face anyway. Ha ha) So I think we were meant to be. We are very different in certain ways. I am extremely emotional (as if you guys couldn’t tell) and not the sharpest tool in the shed. Just being honest. Bill is much more logical and very intelligent. I hate watching Jeopardy with him. Super annoying. But he so compassionate. He would do anything for anyone. He was certainly my rock during all this with Tripp. I remember sobbing and collapsing in the bathroom at the hospital and saying if Tripp didn’t live, I didn’t want to live. He took me in his arms, took my face in his hands, looked me in the eye and told me that we have to be strong for our baby boy and we can get through this together, we can get through anything together. I will never forget that moment. I still have moments of heart breaking agony and he still takes me in his arms and makes everything right. Our marriage is not perfect by any means. We fight about stupid stuff like everyone else. “What is so hard about putting your plate in the dishwasher instead of setting it beside the dishwasher? Really, you are going to leave your dirty snot rag on the coffee table? Why do you hit the snooze 5 times before getting up so I have to wake up 5 times?” The list goes on. Notice these are all things Bill does. I do not want to see his list of annoying things I do. Lol What Bill? You said Zero. Thanks babe. Ha ha We also laugh all the time together. We love watching the same episodes of The Office over and over and laughing at the same parts. We watch silly YouTube videos together and we love to just be together and snuggle. Well.. I might love snuggling a little more but he is a good sport. But what I love most about him is his heart. Through our tragedy, We have both become better people. You all reached out to us in our darkest hour. You helped us survive this horrific even that happened to our family. Our perfect extremely active little boy is now a severely brain damaged child that is classified Special needs. This is a whole new world to us and we want to help other families like ours. It is extremely scary and you feel lost. You need help and prayers and support. For example, I am sitting here in my recliner totally focused on my baby. I am not worried about going to work tomorrow and dealing with all that stress and one of the reasons I am able to do this is because of the money you guys donated to RIDE to GIVE to keep me at home and the money you donated to Sunshine on a Ranney Day so I could have this Handicap assessible home to be able to take the best care of Tripp. We are so appreciative that we want to give back and help other families and that is the reason Bill decided to do an Ironman Race. This Sunday he is going to swim 2.4 miles! Then Bike 112 miles! Then run 26.2 miles for charity. Has to finish in 17 hours or be disqualified. He has been training every day for almost a year. I told you he was amazing. He was able to balance work, taking care of Tripp, taking care of me and train for this all while remaining positive and smiley. You guys have helped him raise 17,000 dollars for charity but he is not satisfied. He has put so much time and effort into getting ready for this race, he wants to raise even more money for charity. I told him 20,000 was a very realistic and amazing goal. We have 2 more days to do this! I know we can. Here is his link. https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/0adZ7/ab/61eX82
A follower once told me, if you don’t ask you don’t give us a chance to help. So I am asking.
I cry every time I think of Bill swimming, biking, and running for the children that can’t do these things. Makes me fall in love with him even more. Thank you in advance for supporting my amazing husband. Bill is already in Chattanooga TN and Tripp and I are headed there first thing in the morning. Baby, I am so extremely proud of you. You have no idea! Tripp and I love you so much. See you soon!
Thank you guys for all your prayers and support. We love you all!!!https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/0adZ7/ab/61eX82
The bottom three pictures are right after the accident, in therapy and then recently.

Stacy; My poor buddy is having a rough night. I really think he needs to just go to the bathroom. He hasn't gone since we started food instead of formula. And he threw up tonight. So we both had to take another shower. Poor thing. I am giving him some miralax and hoping that will help but in the meantime I am siting here just staring at his perfect face. He looks so much like Halstead. I could not be more proud of my two guys. I talk about Tripp every day and everyone knows how proud I am of him, so Now I am going to talk a little about Bill. (Sometimes I call Bill "Halstead" and sometimes Bill. No rhyme or reason and now Mr. Ironman) Bill is such an amazing daddy and husband. He is 35 yrs old. (I am a cougar at 37) He has been a husband for seven years and a daddy for four. He has worked at Lowes home improvement since the day we met. Always a provider. And always so handsome. I was first attracted to his smile and his awesome style. He always looked good. (Of course that was when he was single and had money to spend on nice clothes lol) And I swear that boy smiled all the time. It was a permanent fixture on his face. When I would see him out at a party or bar, He was never the drunk one or loud one or obnoxious one. Everyone that I met only had great things to say about him. (And of course everyone only had great things to say about me, I was ALWAYS the DD and to this day, I don't curse, and I don't think anyone has ever called me obnoxious. To my face anyway. Ha ha) So I think we were meant to be. We are very different in certain ways. I am extremely emotional (as if you guys couldn't tell) and not the sharpest tool in the shed. Just being honest. Bill is much more logical and very intelligent. I hate watching Jeopardy with him. Super annoying.  But he so compassionate. He would do anything for anyone. He was certainly my rock during all this with Tripp. I remember sobbing and collapsing in the bathroom at the hospital and saying if Tripp didn't live, I didn't want to live. He took me in his arms, took my face in his hands, looked me in the eye and told me that we have to be strong for our baby boy and we can get through this together, we can get through anything together. I will never forget that moment. I still have moments of heart breaking agony and he still takes me in his arms and makes everything right. Our marriage is not perfect by any means. We fight about stupid stuff like everyone else. "What is so hard about putting your plate in the dishwasher instead of setting it beside the dishwasher? Really, you are going to leave your dirty snot rag on the coffee table?  Why do you hit the snooze 5 times before getting up so I have to wake up 5 times?" The list goes on. Notice these are all things Bill does. I do not want to see his list of annoying things I do. Lol What Bill? You said Zero. Thanks babe. Ha ha We also laugh all the time together. We love watching the same episodes of The Office over and over and laughing at the same parts. We watch silly YouTube videos together and we love to just be together and snuggle. Well.. I might love snuggling a little more but he is a good sport. But what I love most about him is his heart. Through our tragedy, We have both become better people. You all reached out to us in our darkest hour. You helped us survive this horrific even that happened to our family. Our perfect extremely active little boy is now a severely brain damaged child that is classified Special needs. This is a whole new world to us and we want to help other families like ours. It is extremely scary and you feel lost. You need help and prayers and support. For example, I am sitting here in my recliner totally focused on my baby. I am not worried about going to work tomorrow and dealing with all that stress and one of the reasons I am able to do this is because of the money you guys donated to RIDE to GIVE to keep me at home and the money you donated to Sunshine on a Ranney Day so I could have this Handicap assessible home to be able to take the best care of Tripp. We are so appreciative that we want to give back and help other families and that is the reason Bill decided to do an Ironman Race. This Sunday he is going to swim 2.4 miles! Then Bike 112 miles! Then run 26.2 miles for charity. Has to finish in 17 hours or be disqualified. He has been training every day for almost a year. I told you he was amazing. He was able to balance work, taking care of Tripp, taking care of me and train for this all while remaining positive and smiley. You guys have helped him raise 17,000 dollars for charity but he is not satisfied. He has put so much time and effort into getting ready for this race, he wants to raise even more money for charity. I told him 20,000 was a very realistic and amazing goal. We have 2 more days to do this! I know we can. Here is his link. https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/0adZ7/ab/61eX82
A follower once told me, if you don't ask you don't give us a chance to help. So I am asking. 
I cry every time I think of Bill swimming, biking, and running for the children that can't do these things. Makes me fall in love with him even more. Thank you in advance for supporting my amazing husband. Bill is already in Chattanooga TN and Tripp and I are headed there first thing in the morning. Baby, I am so extremely proud of you. You have no idea! Tripp and I love you so much. See you soon! 
Thank you guys for all your prayers and support. We love you all!!!  https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/0adZ7/ab/61eX82
The bottom three pictures are right after the accident, in therapy and then recently.
Tripp has come so far since his accident, and he continues to progress more and more every day. Praise God for the miracles He is performing in Tripp. I have faith that Tripp will continue to improve. One day, he will be back to himself. he is already smiling most of the time, just like he did before the accident. I love that little fellow and both  of you guys. Love and prayers coming your way.