Was today. After 4 straight days of very good progress and news, we got our first dose of reality.
The little guy has got a "Class 2 brain bleed" which means that his brain is bleeding. Everything I read says that typical class 2 bleeds mean that, while they are worse than class 1, he should see no long term ill effects.
The doctors didn't seem to worried about this so I am trying my best not to, but hearing that your son's brain is bleeding is not something that they have a manual to prepare you for. It was a hard day for his Dad.
The other issue is that he has been experiencing apnea. This is when your body just "forgets" to breathe. He typically snaps himself out of this and takes a breath, but sometimes the nurses need to remind him by flicking his feet or using their hands to stimulate him to wake up and breathe. They do not consider this too abnormal in babies like this either, so we are taking it with as many shrugs and smiles as we can.
In all, we kind of knew something like this was coming and we pray that this is the extent of the "bad news" that we get through this journey. Perhaps that "Honey moon phase" has come to an end. We hope not.
Get better buddy! Mom and Dad love you very much.
Thank you all for the prayers and kind words. Thanks Matt for correcting my spelling of poopy.
We love you all and will keep you posted!
Here's a photo to keep the trend going ha ha