Wednesday, February 18, 2009
In Mommy's Arms (Miracles)
So Justin went back to work today for the first time since Jimmie was born. He’s 1 week old today! And today Rachael got to hold him. As they situated him on her he got the hiccups and was making a little squeaky noise and Rachael started laughing. So she took him into her arms the first time laughing. This is so beautiful to us! Considering how emotional this whole situation is we don’t want Jimmie to get the wrong idea that we are sad that he’s here. She held him for an hour and a half. Jimmie was very comfortable and peaceful the whole time. She had to put him back for a feeding.
We are involved with and witnessing a miracle here and all of you- our prayer warriors have had a part. Jimmie has the medical staff in awe. He is off CPAP and now just has a high flow nasal cannula providing him some oxygen. I couldn’t believe this when my mom told me and had to wait to hear it from Rachael. Unbelievable!!! They are continuing to bump his feedings up. They need to get him to 12ml at a time. He’s on his way! He goes up 1ml every 12 hours. Right now he’s at 5ml. Rachael got to change a nice big poopy diaper today. Woooohoooo! (-:
He is still struggling a little to gain weight so pray for that. He’s not back up to his birth weight yet. It’ll be great once he can get there and then beyond.
The placing of the new pic line went really well yesterday. The doctor was very happy with it.
Keep praying for the strength and health of his heart and brain and lungs and his entire body.
I am just overcome with joy at how well our little man is doing! Keep praying everybody!!!! I’m excited to see all the ways he’s going to continue to be exceptional!
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!