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Spending Time with Mommy

Well as you can see by the new pics put up in the March album. Braelyn and Christy got to spend some quality time. Time well spent. Braelyn's Godmother Sarah even got into the picture. Christy was nothing but smiles..She called me to tell me that she thought Braelyn really missed her. When she was holding him she said "Momma I think he was hugging Me, He grab my shirt in his hands and just pulled close" Yeah I know, another awwwww moment.

Two Steps Forward 1 Step back.......

Being 2 hours away from your baby/grandbaby is sooooo hard. Well Christy just called and checked on Braelyn and was informed that they think he is having some form of abnormal heartbeat. She said they called it PVC. PVC is defined as Premature Ventricular Contraction. One way to define this would be "to skip a beat in your rhythm". They are going to do an EKG on Braelyn to see if this is what is happening. The nurses told Christy he is doing good.

GO Braelyn---No more vent

Braelyn was able to come off the vent Sunday morning around 9:00 am. They extubated him which was very surprising for us because they had stopped his sedation the night before and we just knew he was going to fight and do it himself. Hey he had already pulled out 2 IV's and every waking moment he got was spent trying to pull out the vent tubes. Christy just now got an update and he is doing really good.

Such a Fighter!!!

Well Auntie Cayla and Granny went to see our beautiful baby today. He was doing much better. Actually we were able to get some very good news. It seems that lil Braelyn did have pneumonia. His sputum (lung secretions) grew out the bacteria called Streptococcus. It is a gram - bacteria. There has been alot of this going around this area. The antibiotics have done the trick and he is much better. The pictures show Braelyn with an IV access in his head. This is where they administered his antibiotics and sedation medicine.

So Much has Changed.Some Good, Some Not!

Well the the last real up-date that was done way back on 2/16/08 and I wish I could say "He's Home" BUT...things have not really gone the way we had hoped. All was going really really good, Braelyn was in the feed and grow pod and gaining weight (4lbs 5 ounces) and working hard on getting those feeds down. He was however having trouble with some d-sating and bradycardia. There was not relly an apparent reason for these episodes. Christy noticed last Thursday that he was sounding a little bit congested, but when suctioned nothing was coming out.

UP & DOWN--UP & DOWN

Well the ride never ends on this one. I really am sorry that I have not posted in a while..I tried a few times but it gets hard sometimes. Braelyn has been taking two steps forward and then one step back..Right now he is on the up swing. He currently is weighing in at 3lb 15 ounces. He had made it to 3/14 then dropped back down to 3/11.

Braelyn's on the move!!!!

Wonderful Wonderful news!!!! Braelyn is no longer with the sick babies.. Braelyn has been moved to pod 9, which is for the "feed and grow babies". It is also means he is closer to coming home. The doctors have said that he should be able to come home in a few weeks!!! He went from pod 3 to pod 9 just like that!!!! Oh what a wonderful God we serve............ Christy called just a few minutes ago and was crying so hard saying.."He's not sick anymore he's with the babies getting ready to come home!!!

Whispers of Coming home

Lord thank you soo much for your hand in today. Christy got a call this morning from the Hospital telling her that she needs to get her car-seat in order. When she asked why, They told her "Well you know Braelyn will be coming home in a few weeks"!!!!!! Words that way back in November were hard to imagine. We were shocked, knowing that he is still having a little trouble feeding, but the doctors were still very much getting ready for us to bring him HOME!!!

3 POUNDS

3 pounds 1/2 ounce

YEAAAAAAAA HIPPPPP HIPPPPPP HOORAAAAAAAYYY!!!!!

BIGGER AND BIGGER

Well things are going pretty good with Braelyn..He is now 2 pounds 15 1/2 ounces and is 15 1/2 inches long!!!

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