Saturday, April 4, 2009

No More Caffeine

Wow- last night's post was number 100! (-:

Jimmie lost a few grams today. )-: That does happen sometimes after he's gained a lot. Hopefully he'll pick it right back up tomorrow.

His rash on his bottom is almost gone- so that's great.

Rachael said today the Doctor ordered that Jimmie not be given any more caffeine. He's out grown his dose and is doing fine. So - yeeeeah-- no more caffeine for Jimmie. This is awesome that his breathing and heart rate are doing great without it.

There is a baby across from Jimmie who is 3 months old and was born at term. We don't really know his story, but the poor little guy cries all the time. Rachael said it's really hard and grating to hear this kid screaming for hours. His mother is not there very often and he just wants to be held and have attention. The nurses do their best, but it's just not possible to be there for him in that way with all of their nursing duties. We are not judging the mother, we have no idea her situation, but we do want you all to say prayers for this little guy. It's breaking my heart to hear about it.

Rachael said this is a situation where a volunteer who wanted to hold babies could do a lot of good. Lord hold that little one in your arms.

I'm going to visit Jimmie tomorrow. I'm so excited! I haven't seen him for a couple of weeks. I'll be sure to get some new pictures to post! (-:

Here's Cole watching Jimmie's video. The pictures are a little blury. )-: I'll have to try again next time.

Things are calm and steady with Jimmie right now. Praise the Lord!



  1. We'll pray for the little guy in the other room. We're glad he doesn't have to have any more caffeine! We'll keep on praying!
    -Mary Gates & Family

  2. Oh goodness...I'll include that little boy in my prayers tonight..that just breaks my heart!

    Yay for Jimmie though...sounds like he continues to improve day by day!

  3. WOW! I haven't seen Cole for a day and he got his head buzzed!! Cute!

    Jimmie Jim Jim
    Sleep, sleep, sleep,
    grow and grow,
    learn to eat,
    go Jimmie go


  4. Reading about the 3-month-old baby reminds me of my friend who never really bonded with her mom. Her umblical cord ruptured at birth and she was in intensive care for awhile. Her mom had to go back to work right away and was only 15 or 16 at the time. I just cannot imagine how hard it was for both of them. Count on prayers!

    More good Jimmie news. That makes me smile and look up to heaven in praise and thanks.