Thursday, November 02, 2006

Ventilator is Gone, Gavin is moving to his own room!




Faith here, There is so much to tell.... he was taken off his ventilator yesterday, he had 15cc of milk by bottle last night, (and I got to hold him all night!! Adam had class, but he will get to hold him tonight) today I gave him a sponge bath, and I got to breast feed for the first time. He did great! We are so proud of him, we think he is very smart. Tomorrow morning the plan is to move him to the surgical unit where Adam and I will stay with him and learn how to take care of him, give him meds, feed him, etc before we take him home. The doctor said that if Gavin does well over the weekend we may be able to take him home by next weekend!!!! We are trying to not get too excited though, things change a lot! But we will pray that Gavin stays in good shape and we get to come home! The nurse lectured me about RSV, and how important it is to keep Gavin home for the next 4 months, especially with the winter months. I completely understand but I am ready to show him off, I will just have to take lots of pictures while we are at home. We have to do what is best for Gavin because we do NOT want to be back in ICU. We are ready to be home!!! Here are some more pictures of Gavin, thank you for your continued prayers and words of encouragement. We love you all!

3 comments:

Kimberly said...

That is wonderful news! I am so happy for you guys!

erika said...

Fantastic! Congratulations - I know what a huge, exciting and comforting step this is!

Burnettes said...

Praise the Lord!!! I got cold chills reading this...He is your little miracle baby boy...we will remember that when he is on the baseball field; basketball court; or soocer field...what a blessing...love you all...bruce and Karen