Sunday, February 15, 2009

Status change :-)

We decided to get some sleep after the tough news. The doctor just called us and he is stable: no oxygen desaturations (low oxygen level) today and they are going to give him the Indomethicin for his PDA. Neurosurgeon does not see that he will need the shunt placed at this time. Praise the Lord. We apologize for not having time and turning away visitors yesterday. It was a rough day for us emotionally. The prayers seem to be working. Thank you all for all the support. Some of my former FNP classmates, Karen and Jill are coming to visit us today. The splint on his left arm is because he has an IV there. Children like to wiggle so this is standard practice. Oh he did not like the foot warmer the nurse put on him so there are pictures of him kicking it off. It sounds like he will stay at Children's until he becomes what nurses and doctors describe as "feeder and growers". He will have to weigh a certain amount before we can take him home. Also he has to have be feeding well, have enough wet diapers and no low oxygen levels. This is awhile from now but is something to look forward to. I was starting to fall asleep when Glenn took the pumping pictures that is why I have a dirty look on my face. Thankfully Lynn in San Diego gave me a nursing cover so that I can pump at his bedside with privacy. We are headed back there soon. Will post later if we feel up to it.

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  1. Today Chris preached that as a body, when one member suffers, all members suffer with the one. I am suffering with you, but with hope for Abraham and faith that God is with you all, taking care of you at all times. Also, we are to all rejoice when one member rejoices. I rejoice over every little step forward that Abraham takes.

    I pray healing and growing for Abraham. Peace and rest for Mommy and Daddy.

    I love you so much, I can't even say. And I miss you - I don't say this to make you feel bad or sad, but to let you know that I am here thinking of you always.