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:
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!