Sunday, May 13, 2007
11 Weeks Old!
It has been several days since our last post with good reason: instead of sitting at bedside writing blogs & reading stories, we've been holding our sweet boy!!! How wonderful to spend hours rocking Isaac in our arms, reading him stories & kissing his precious face. Isaac spends the time looking round his room from a new perspective & then drifts off into deep, peaceful sleep. However, he always becomes bright-eyed whenever he hears Jordan's voice. He certainly loves his Daddy!
Since Wednesday, Isaac has successfully weaned from both blood pressure meds (epinepherine & dopamine). We've been able to cut his vent support rate in half & begin feeding him from his G-tube slowly. So far, he's had difficulty with feeds, spitting up several times last night. So we'll start over slowly & see if he'll tolerate them better with time. The edema continues to come off slowly. So we're making some progress. Now, our focus is establishing nutrition through stomach feeds & weaning from the vent & sedation meds.
What a joy to still have our sweet boy here with us! As he's been more awake lately & in our arms, we fall more in love with him each day. More details to come later today or tomorrow. But for now, time to go back to holding Isaac!
To all those with a mother's heart, with or without children of their own: thank you for the love you bring to this world. Happy Mother's Day!