Saturday, January 31, 2009

It's Becoming Routine

It is truly amazing how quickly new things can become routine. Kc and I woke up this morning and headed into the NICU to visit our precious son. When we got there, the day nurse Liz gave us the update on how his night went. Noah had a good night but this morning, once again, wrapped his little fingers around his ET tube and pulled as hard as he could. Because he has to keep the tube in until his trach surgery on Monday, and has apparently not learned anything from the fiasco yesterday, the doctor decided to give him a mild sedative. That seemed to do the trick. He was quiet and happy most of the day. Kc and I met with Noah's uriologist soon after we got to the NICU. She told us that for the most part, Noah's bladder and kidneys look good. She will be performing a few more tests over the next several days but is not that worried about him.

Kc had the priviledge of being the first to clean out Noah's colostomy bag (notice the bag of greenish brown goop). Most new parents "enjoy" the first poopie diaper change but Kc got to suction out a bag. He had so much fun that he asked Nurse Liz if he could do it again right before we left for the night. What a great Dad!
We were fortunate enough to visit with a mother of a little girl who has had a trach for the past 10 weeks. Mia's mom showed us what the trach looks like and walked us through the surgical procedure and the routine of daily maintinance. It was so reassuring to meet someone who has gone through this process with their child. Monday's surgery is now less intimidating.

3 comments:

  1. First thing we wanted to see this morning was the Jackson blog. Praying for the three of you! You are in a great hospital and in good hands. So nice that it is close to home, too.
    Love and hugs to you both!
    Amy and David Horn

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  2. Praise God for a dad willing to change the diapers! ;0) Rebecca, you are a WONDERFUL mother! It's a huge blessing reading about your journey. I'm thrilled you guys have resources to lean on while Noah's ducks get in a row.
    All Joy!
    Alyssa Highland (nee Long)

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  3. We're so priviledged to be on this journey with you through prayer. What a witness you both are in demonstrating complete faith and trust in God. I LOVE that Noah is already such a determined, funny guy! Can't wait to meet him!
    Lots of love to you all!
    Randy and Kimberly Reed

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