Our little boy

Our little boy
Our Little Miracle

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Dream Come True

Today started off fairly poorly. I woke up with a bit of a sore throat (The University clearly states that if you have ANY symptoms of the common cold you can NOT enter the NICU) and had to work.

I was not feeling very good about life but put one foot in front of the other and moved on (thanks Dad).

At about 7:00 pm I left work and decided to meet my Aunt and Uncle as well as my Mom and Dad and we would go down and pay the little man a visit. I scrubbed up (somewhat of a production the first time you have to do this) and went in.

What I saw pretty much dropped me. Stopped me in my tracks. Turned me inside out. Changed my life...........

The nurse was at the incubator's side with her arms inside and was massaging his face. The importance of this was evident immediately as I say my son's face for the first time!

He was amazing. His eyes were shut but you could see his interest in who was there. He was the most handsome thing I have ever seen!

We took it all in for a short while and then he was restored to his "Storm trooper" look best described by this photo:

Anyway, today was a great day in my life. Julie has had this experience already and was kind enough to save the photos from me so that I got to have my own "unmasking" moment. Thank you for that baby! I needed this day for sure!

Thank you all for your continued support.

For those that are praying for us and for him, a specific prayer request would be for the condition PDA. I will save you all the spelling of the acronym, but in a nutshell, there is a blood vessel outside his heart that has not closed yet.

Babies have this vessel open in the womb and the vessel closes upon birth. His has yet to close and so they are administering some drugs to try to help it close. This was initially diagnosed as a "hole" in his heart, but it turns out that he only has had the one very small hole that is closing.

Now if he can just get this blood vessel closed, it sounds like he will be in a much better place.

Thank you for all your blessings Lord!


  1. Ahhhh Now that you have seen his face are any of your name choices taking front seat!? Such a blessing!!! He is absolutely handsome!!! Muah!!!!

  2. A wonderful end to my already great day! He is gorgeous!!And yes, we will continue to pray for you all. I just know God has wonderful things in store for your little angel. God Bless!!

  3. What a blessing to see his beautiful little face. I think you all needed that happy moment!
    Love to all of you! How are the intestinal issues? I hope that is improving also.

  4. Annette,

    I probably should have included the intestinal issues in this last post. Thanks for asking. The doctors are monitoring the intestinal issues very carefully. As of last night, the swelling had not increased and his stomach area looked much better than the day before. They are using drugs to combat the swelling through his picc line and we are hopeful it is working. Thanks so much and we hope that all is well with Crystal.