Praise God! Bodie had SUCH a great day today! They were able to completely wean him off the nitric and the epi, along with a calcium and a potassium line he was on. They also started weaning him down off the vent and the dopamine (helps with his heart squeezing) and so far, he's tolerating it really well (his sats are still in the mid-80's!)! It's so wonderful to see his progress. We got to spend some great time with him this afternoon and he was awake for a while, which really has been a first for us! For the last hour or so that we were there, he was just gazing at me, holding my finger, and rooting (for those of you without kids, that means he was, ahem, looking for something to eat and unquestionably understood that something comes from mama! :-)) It was amazing. The nurse said that even though he was "stoned" (her word, not mine - he's still on some serious pain meds), the interaction she saw between the two of us was an incredible example of how strong the bond is between a mother and her baby and how a baby unquestionably knows when mama is around. :-) It was really cool to hear.
The next big hurdle is getting him off the vent, so please be praying specifically for that! We don't get to hold him or start thinking about feeding him until he is extubated, meaning he comes off the vent. We don't have a timeline for that yet, but I'm guessing maybe Sunday or Monday. Please pray it happens sooner than later - that is a HUGE hurdle for heart kids!
Thank you so much for all of your prayers and sweet emails/phone calls this week. I'm trying to respond back to them all - I'm getting there. :-) Please keep those prayers coming!
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful news!!! God is so merciful, so good. I stand in awe of His strength, made perfect in you during this trying and difficult time. Loved hearing about the intrinsic, deep connection between you and baby. This entry made my night :) XOXO!ReplyDelete
Makes us all cry with joy!ReplyDelete
Love and hugs, Karen
We are sending all our love, stength, hugs and prayers to Bodie, Mama, Dad and big sis Sierra! Jen, Anthony & MarioReplyDelete
Wonderful news! I'll continue to pray for your little fighter as he continues his progress!ReplyDelete
Make sure you get your rest too, mama! Bodie needs his mama to stay well.
So good to hear all the progress little Bodie is making. It makes my hear sing! Will be praising God for is goodness today along with praying for Bodie to be able to get off his vent and meds... Isn't it wonderful to see their eyes after they've been closed for what seems like forever... Love and Prayers,ReplyDelete
No need to respond. Just concentrate on your baby, yourself, Sierra, & Dusk. I just know from experience what strength comes from knowing I am being held up in prayer, and I want that for you.
Many prayers are going up from northeastern Oklahoma, and joined with prayers from other places, God should be hearing constantly of our desire for Bodie to heal and grow strong.
Love, Aunt Joanne
I have tears of joy building up! What great news! He knows his mommy. The power your presence has is so strong. I know that you being there by his side is one of the main reasons he is doing so well (the other being under the watchful eye of God, of course). I hope that he continues to progress quickly and that he will soon be in your arms.ReplyDelete
Never ceasing in prayer
Can't wait for you to get to hold your little baby!!! We're so happy things are going well, and we'll pray that he continues to get stronger. I loved hearing how he just knew his mommy!!!! Precious!!! Praying for all of you.ReplyDelete
I'm reading it again, just makes me happy. ErinReplyDelete
Wanted you to know that my Joshua prays every night for Bodie to be healed. When I go in to say his nighttime prayers he always lifts your family up. We are all praying here in Oklahoma. We pray that God will give you the Grace and strength you need to handle each day. No need to respond to us. We want you to concentrate on the taks at hand. God is doing a mighty work in your lives. We love you!ReplyDelete
Amy that is wonderful news!! And I am sure such a special day for you as well to see Bodie responding to his Mama!! I will continue to keep Bodie in my prayers and hope that the next hurdle is able to overcome. He is a strong little guy, just like his Mama and Papa!!! Love to all NicoleReplyDelete