Wednesday, May 13, 2009


What a beautiful day!
Your prayers are truly being answered and we are incredibly privileged to experience and watch first hand the gracious gifts of our Father.
Yesterday, Gilead demonstrated a voracious appetite and already knows when he is working for nothing. He wakes up hungry on time (I see the need for a raise coming). He kept all of his food down and voided properly – that tremendously helps the bilirubin counts. So far he is not under the light. They increased his feeding amounts in the night and plan to triple them from yesterday’s amounts today. If he does well with that the IV will come off sometime today, and then they will want to see him regain his birth weight. We couldn’t be more pleased with his progress.
Amy will be discharged sometime today – that will at least mean that she gets to spend nights at home, but will spend the day at St. Joe’s trying to nurse and encourage Gilead through his growth.
We did find a computer in the family room at the hospital so Amy got to catch up on your notes and comments yesterday, what a blessing! I expect that she will probably post a note with her perspective and the progress of the day a little later.
The changes ate coming so quickly (as always in these first few days) that I ought to get a new picture on here – maybe after church tonight???


~Me said...

I'm so thrilled that everything is going well! God is so good! I love telling everyone I know about how God has worked in this situation. Love to you all!

Garcia family said...

Amy, Jon and the kids,

We are pleased to here that the baby is doing so well. Thank you for keeping us updated. Gilead is a blessing. We are praying for you and the family.

Your sister in Jesus Christ,
Lorraine Garcia

Anonymous said...

amy and jon - we are so excited for you and pray for you daily!!! exciting to see your new little one. what an amazing GOD!!!! HE is sure blessing everything and we are so thankful for that! aj and jenny schmitz

Anonymous said...

We are so happy for your family! Everyone looks so encouraged and pleased with Gilead's arrival. Now Bailee wants a new brother too! Thanks for taking time to post pics and thoughts. Our family and church will continue to pray for you.
England Family