Good morning friends,
You really make the start of my day special. I sit here and read your kind notes and expressions and then cry my way through the pictures again and marvel with the question - why has God been so good to me?
Just a quick update. Gilead spent fewer than 24 hours with breathing help. He is already breathing just fine on his own and the vitals are great! He has also figured out the sucking thing very quickly. The question that remains is if there will be the strength, and coordination once Amy's milk comes in to suck, swallow, and breathe at the same time. Another common issue is the ability to keep food down. Right now he is still on an IV with glucose.
Another minor concern is that the bilirubin counts are going up - that would indicate some jaundice and might need a little time under the "bright light"unless they stabilize or better yet go back down. We should know that by today.
Amy is doing great - up and around, of course there is some of the post-op discomfort, but so far she has handled that without narcotics, just the Motrin.
It is a great blessing to have my parents-in-law here, so I can spend the day w/ Amy, then have them bring the kids by for a visit before we switch. we enjoyed our time together yesterday.
Amy probably could have come home last night or at least by this morning, but they are keeping her as long as possible to make being close to Gilead easier. I am also sure that she is resting more there. She has slept very well at night - probably better than me... but I am not the one recovering so good for her.
See you again soon,