Monday, April 21, 2008

Back in our Arms


Today we had our first chance to hold our son since more than 24 hours ago when he went to surgery. This afternoon, they took out the breathing tube, took him off of the warmer, and finally allowed us to hold him. We can see his little face again!

Our little guy is so strong. Not only did he get off the ventilator in about a day, but he also is already using his bag, which means that we will probably be able to start feeding him tomorrow.

We are still waiting on the CF test results, and we have a way to go before we're all better, but you can imagine our relief at the fast progress. He is a strong and healthy boy. He doesn't deserve this, but he continues to have good vitals, and he moves quickly to each milestone. His mommies are just relieved to be able to hold him. Next, we are excited to feed him.

Thank you so much for your continuous thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your words. Your comments have helped us more than we can express to you. We will continue to keep the updates going. We hope to report only good progress here. Thank you again for everything. We needed you all, more than you can ever really know.

38 comments:

Mrs. Bluemont said...

Darlings, I'm just getting caught up on what was such an eventful weekend. First, congratulations! He is so beautiful. My heart just breaks that you've had to go through these trials. All the love in the world to you three. xo

Rachel said...

Oh, I'm so so glad to read that A is doing better. Of course he's a strong little guy, I'm sure he learned it from his mommies.

Merr said...

YAY! Now that's a great picture. He belongs in your arms. Thanks so much for the updates through all of this. I have been thinking about little A quite often.

Carey said...

Hey... didn't you guys use a sperm bank?? They should have tested for CF (and did you get tested during your pregnancy for it?) From my understanding, both the male contribution and the mom would need to be carriers for the baby to have it. Now, you can get a random mutation... so I am guessing that's why they are doing the test. But hopefully, you guys will get good news soon regarding his test results!!

possiblemaybe said...

Hooray! It is so, so wonderful to hear that A is back where he needs to be - with the both of you. What a fighter! We will, of course, continue to send good thoughts & much love your way. Keep up the good work little guy!

Lizzie said...

The photo of the 3 of you together is beautiful and AS IT SHOULD BE. So glad to hear good news and see hear that your son is doing better. Sending love and light.

J said...

What wonderful news! And thanks for sharing such a beautiful family picture!

Shawna said...

I think Carey is right. Our sperm bank tested donors for CF and I got tested earlier in the pregnancy to see if I was a carrier.

I think both of you have to be carriers.

So glad you are able to hold your little boy and it sounds like you've got one little fighter on your hands!

K J and the kids said...

Praying that everything goes well from here on out and that A comes home happy and healthy !

kwillmetta said...

YES!!!! What wonderful news!!!! Grin, grin, grin!

Holly said...

This is great news! It is so nice to see him in your arms.
He is such a trooper. We are still sending out our prayers for a negative CF test and an arrival home very soon.

timaree said...

So glad to hear that your boy is doing better and that you were able to hold him. This will surely expedite his healing. Sending lots of healing thoughts his way.

*G* said...

Awesome news, ladies! Congrats on being able to hold your boy again - I'm sure he missed you just as much as you missed him! Sounds like he's moving right along through the recovery process - still sending positive thoughts that he continues to get healthier and stronger each day. Give him a snuggle from his fellow Spartan, Mater ;)

tbean said...

You three are constantly on my mind. I'm sorry that you have to be going through this at all. But given that there is no choice in that matter, I'm happy that so far your outcomes have been the best possible ones. I hope and pray that continues and that you three will be home soon and back to the business of family bonding!
hugs

Anonymous said...

I thought I'd "de-lurk" to let you know that I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

jenizie said...

I'm so glad to hear he's doing better. I can't imagine what you two have been through in the last few days. What a relief it must be to hold him again. May the news and improvements continue to be good.

ohchicken said...

*tears*

i am so relieved that he is in your arms and such a strong, fast healer.

*more tears*

will continue to send much healing prayer your way.

Melissa said...

I'm so happy that things are looking for little A! I've been praying for you all. Thank you for the updates! =0)

ajs4ever said...

So glad little A is doing better and able to be with his mommies! You are all in our thoughts and prayers for a quick and healthy recovery. Stay strong!!

CD & SP said...

that's just the picture i was hoping for.

CD & SP said...

that's just the picture i was hoping for.

kyky7079 said...

You have a little over achiever on your hands! I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that he continues to show those doctors just how strong he is! Sending healing vibes your way...

calliope said...

Best photo EVER!
Continuing to pray and send good thoughts your way.

((hugs))

vee said...

I can't tell you how happy I am to see that picture *sniffs*

So pleased to hear your little one is doing so much better.

Much love.

jay said...

*joins in the sniffing* much love to you all!! xxxx

Holly said...

How wonderful to see that picture of him back in your arms!
He is such a little trooper.
We are continuing our prayers for a negative CF test.
Our thoughts are with you.

Alissa said...

He is a fighter! Just wait until the terrible twos! :) So happy with the update. Stay positive!

Dr. Grumbles said...

I am so glad that he is showing his strength!

KatieM said...

How amazing! Babies are so strong and it does sound like you have a little fighter on your hands. Glad you got to hold him again, and I'm sure he missed his mommies as well! Continued thoughts for recovery.

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Susanica said...

Wahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome news ladies! -Monica (and family)

Melody said...

Good news. Hoping that it keeps getting better.

MaMaMia said...

Your picture and smiles brought tears to my eyes!

Anonymous said...

YOU CONTINUE TO BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS>

rosany

gypsygrrl said...

sent here from "we are fambly" and just wanted to extend my good thoughts and prayers for all of you! your boy is just gorgeous and he sounds like a strong little guy! take good care of yourselves, too... lots of IVP love and prayers!

xo,
gypsy

NotesFrom2Moms said...

i'm so so glad to read this post. I hope the rest of the news comes out good. What a tough little guy... i'm wishing him all the strength in the world right now.

CCB said...

this is SO good to see! Thank you for posting! I am so happy to see you all together again!

Denise said...

popping over here from Holly's blog. Just wanted to say tha the three of you are in my thoughts.
Denise