First of all, thank you all so much for the prayers, well wishes, and comments. Julie and I are reading them together and finding so much strength in them. Thank you all.
So the doctors have said all along that we are in the "honeymoon phase" of this journey. Both us and him, they say. We are because we have a new little one to shower with love and prayer. He because they say that his body has yet to "discover" that he is out of the womb.
He is in an incubation unit that is heated and is pumped with moisture that simulates 80% humidity. He is also under lights to battle jaundice and to heat the unit. That is why in some of the photos he appears blue in color.
The doctors say that after 72 hours, his body will eventually realize that it is no longer in the womb and that is when things can change.
It is with that introduction that I tell you all that we were down at the U today and saw the 66th hour pass.
He is doing great!
The doctors put a second PIC line (defined here http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/PIC+line) into his left leg today. This will enable them to provide him with medicine and allow them to measure internal functions. They had tried to get a second line into his navel when he was born but were unable to get it done.
This line allows them to remove the first one in his navel so that can heal and close.
He looked great and responded to our voices very well. He even put on a show a bit waving his arms while they were trying to do an X-ray.
The X-ray was used to check his heart which exposed a small hole between the upper and lower chamber. The doctors explained that this was no real shock to them and that it was nothing to get too worried about. We will follow those instructions to the letter ha ha ha.
At any rate, we are beat. Exhaustion has set in once again and must be addressed. We are off to bed.
At some point I will be able to describe some emotional thoughts I have, but now is not the time.
God bless us all and I will be updating tomorrow.