Sunday, June 3, 2012

Staying Strong

Michael is doing great. He has been weening off of his oxygen all week and decided he was done with it this morning.  He took it off early this morning and was doing great so the nurses just left it off. It's so awesome to see him again! He looks so much better without all those plastic tubes everywhere. He still has his feeding tube in, but he is doing great with his bottles.  He got switched back to oral Lasix and started taking bottles again this morning.  He seems to be really enjoying the new anatomy of his heart, he was able to drink his entire bottle this morning. We have only had to use the tube for a couple ml at each feed. He is doing really good with everything so far, he is such a strong little man.
I made this picture for him last night. It is Lotsa Heart, he is the strongest of all the carebear cousins. I thought it was very fitting for him. He has powered through so much already, and he always manages to make us smile. He is such a cute little stinker, I can't wait to play with him.
I feel so blessed to have such an amazing team of doctors and nurses so close to us.  It is so awesome to see him go from bad to good in such a short amount of time. I know the lord had a hand in all of this, and it has been incredible to see all of our blessings unfold. The people that surround us have been so wonderful and supportive.  Zoey is so lucky to have such great aunts and uncles. She has been a little soldier through all of this. She has had a lot of time away from home, and a lot of time away from mom and dad.  We both feel guilty dropping her off  every time, but we know she is in good hands and she loves playing with her cousins. We are so blessed to have them so close. Thank you again to all of our family helping out with her. She loves coming to the hospital but it is still pretty boring for an adventurous two year old. Soon she'll be home with her bro! Soon!