Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The newest news

Thank you all for your continued thoughts, prayers and comments.

Today we are doing exceptionally well. (So far, no sign of tears returning either... fingers crossed!) E and I stayed last night and felt like parents for the first time since we brought him home. At our request, the nurse woke us every few hours to feed him (and pump.) We took turns quieting him when he awoke upset. We are sleep deprived today, but this time it's for the right reasons, and it feels so good.

Not only did we have a good night, but we got the go ahead to increase A's feeding amounts. If he can keep all of them down (no throwing up!!), and we can keep increasing the amounts we are going to be looking at going home sometime this weekend. If any sign of trouble develops w/ feeds, we have to start over again... in the meantime, he's off his pain meds and they are decreasing his IV nutrition so that he will want more and more of the good stuff.

We are holding A constantly now. I am working on bring up my milk production, and we are going to learn how to work the ostomy bag because we're likely going home in a few days!!

Thank you, everyone. We've needed you so much. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

35 comments:

Casey said...

What a great, great, great update! WAHOO!!!! A is a strong little guy and you two are doing an amazing job. Prayers still coming your way that you are all home safe and snug by the end of the weekend.

Lizzie said...

What a wonderful update! So glad about these good developments. Sending love and hopes that he comes home SOON.

Jen said...

That's fantastic. Here's to many more nights of feeling like parents!

PS - Is the ostomy bag permanent or until they do the next surgery?

Anonymous said...

fantastic news! i am so happy that A is feeling better, and that you two are as well. i can't wait for the "we're going home!" post.

love,
carolyn

vee said...

So glad to hear that your boy is doing so well, and that you're finally getting to hold and feel him more. I really feel for you both and I hope you are home with him soon.

ohchicken said...

i can hear so much relief in your words. i am so so so happy for you, and i just know he will get stronger and able to go home so soon. here's to this weekend!!

*G* said...

Awesome news again! Congrats! Sounds like he's definitely a strong little boy and a fast healer. I'm sure he is ready to sleep in his own house again after having all those doctor/nurse people poking and prodding. I know I would be ready to go home after all that!

Great job A and Moms!

Rachel said...

What wonderful news! I'm so glad that A is making incredible progress.

Anonymous said...

Have thought about all of you so much. Thanks for updating your posts. This is wonderful news. What a scary ride you've been on. I imagine you are emotionally exhausted. Enjoy your little boy.

Keri said...

Wonderful news! I'm so happy he's doing so much better. I couldn't be happier for you all.
Big love!!

Melissa said...

Great news!

Alissa said...

Such great news!

oneofhismoms said...

OMG I just read the entry about the heart stopping. Damn. I think mine just did. Well you are definately building up some parental strength early. My thoughts are with you guys. May you never have to witness anything like that again.

jay said...

I just read both this entry and your previous one at the same time too - OMG! - am so glad he's OK. Sending loads of good vibes in your direction! And hugs too xx

Merr said...

That's great news! How long will he have an ostomy bag??
I hope you guys will be able to take your baby home soon and enjoy him without all the hospital fuss!

kyky7079 said...

Awesome!! Way to go little A and way to go mommies! It's not the start you wanted but you have handled it so well and it has only made your family stronger. Welcome to sleepless nights! You get used to it - I promise.

Anonymous said...

That's great news. I'm so glad things are looking up for you.

--the Madison lurker

Ali said...

Wonderful news!!

tbean said...

Wonderful news! Infants heal amazingly quickly. Can't wait until you are home again.
xoxo

gypsygrrl said...

yay for *proper* sleep-deprived mamas!!! :) here's to more of that and less of the worried-sleep-loss kind!

you've got a strong little guy there, and cant wait to hear that you three are home and settling in!

xo

Mrs. Bluemont said...

Thrilling news darlings! I'm so glad things are looking up. You are INCREDIBLE moms.

Thank you so much for keeping us updated. It must be a pill to get online and do this, but it's so good to hear from you. Sending lots of love. oxox

R said...

YEAH!! GREAT AND FABULOUS NEWS!!

bleu said...

ooooo I feel like I just finally breathed. So so so glad.

Much love mama's.

Lynilu said...

Here on referral from Casey, and I just want to wish you the best, and let you know there is another prayer being added to all the others. I understand the scare because my "baby" (38 yo now!!) kept us on pins and needles for two weeks before we could finally begin to relax. It's not easy, and my heart is with you until you reach the clear blue skies ahead. :)

timaree said...

This is wonderful news. I'm so glad your little guy is doing better and that you'll get to take him home soon.

Stacey said...

that is such great news... thank you for the update. i hope you are all home soon x

Melissa said...

Awwww...yay for little A! Yay for good news! Thank you so much for the update =0)

babypants said...

I am so very happy to hear that you are tired for all the right reasons and that he is doing so much better. Really looking forward to the 1st day back at home post.

Chris K said...

We are so happy for you all! We'll keep the prayers coming but it sure looks like you have a very strong little boy on your hands. He's so much like the both of you already!! Love, Us

MaMaMia said...

Your touch and your milk will be the best medicine.
Love to you all-

ajs4ever said...

Such great news! I have been praying for the litte A and ofcourse his wonderful mommies!! I will continue to keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers! I hope you get to go home soon and he has a safe and healthy recovery!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news.

Rosany

Ann Caldwell said...

It sounds as though you two have already faced many challenges of parenthood. I am happy to hear that Asher continues to progress and will be headed home soon. You have so many wonderful things to look forward to once you return home as a family. Thanks for keeping us updated on your journey. I wish you nothing but improved health, happiness and peace with your new little family member!
XOXO-Ann

possiblemaybe said...

Oh I am soooo late - the Sinking Ship has blocked all blogs so I couldn't comment yesterday when I read the news. YIPPEEE! A's a tough little guy & you two deserve medals for getting through such an excrutiatingly scary event. Here's hoping that A's released soon & that life can start getting back to normal!

tiff said...

Yay for the news!!! Awesome. You guys are still in my thoughts....here's to continued healing!