Friday, June 1, 2012

Just Peachy

Michael is improving everyday. They are still weening him off of his air flow to make sure that his respiration is good. He also got a blood transfusion yesterday because of all the tests they've been running on his. He hasn't been able to replenish what they've taken. He got another echo on his heart today and it showed that he is showing great improvement since before the procedure. It feels like a dream having him look so well. He has the peachy skin that every baby should have. His color is great and he's playing and smiling again and cooing more than he was before.

They are moving him back up to the 9th floor tomorrow morning which is a sure sign of how good he is doing. From there they will continue monitoring him until they decide he's well enough to come home. It makes me nervous and excited at the same time.

They haven't begun to feed him by mouth yet. They started feeding him through his NG tube again yesterday and should be able to try the bottles tomorrow. He's still a little achy from his procedure and gets a little fussy around the time the tylenol wears off. The marks that were left from his procedure are very small and healing quickly but I won't take pictures because they're too close to 'little Michael'.

Grandma got to visit him this morning and gave me and Zoey a ride up to the hospital. He was wide awake and ready to play. Zoey is so wonderful around Michael and ready to load him up with kisses. She didn't fall asleep until just before Jaron got there and then him and Michael took a nap to. I'm so excited for everyone to be able to sleep at home all together under the same roof.

We'll head back into the hospital tomorrow morning and hang out with the baby. I can't wait to see his smiling face. He better be prepared for some epic cuddles. His mommy loves him so much!

A lullaby that fits so wonderfully for Michael. I cry every time I hear it. "Godspeed" by the Dixie Chicks. LOVE IT! Give it a listen ~ Sweet Dreams Little Man ~