Thursday, February 12, 2009

We moved again

Today was a pretty good day for Noah. He had his Upper GI test in the morning and we should have the results of that tomorrow. I was able to feed him from a bottle at his 3:00 p.m. feeding. Nana was there to cheer him on and he drank 27 ml but managed to spit up twice. If he cannot learn to bottle feed, the doctors told me I will need to learn how to put in an NG tube (the tube that goes from his nose to his stomach). There is a reason that I became a teacher and not a nurse. I told Noah that I did not want to be putting any tubes down his nose and that suctioning out his trach is hard enough as it is. We had a big discussion about keeping his food down, and Noah promised me he would think about it.Late in the afternoon, Noah moved to another room. He was transferred from Room 1 to Family Care West. It is a larger room with more babies. We were told by the nurses that he is now "one step closer to going home".It is quite an ordeal to move NICU babies around. Noah has six wires/tubes connected from his little body to different monitors in the room. When he moves, all of those wires/tubes need to be disconnected from the old monitors and reconnected to new monitors in the new room. It's a good thing he's such a little guy in a big crib, notice the "mess" he has around him. We received a "care package" in the mail yesterday from our good friends Robyn and Ira. They included some treats for Kc and I as well as the cutest "Team Noah" shirts for the three of us. Noah will have to grow a bit to fit into his, but I was able to smuggle it into the NICU for a picture. Thanks so much you guys!

9 comments:

  1. Yay! Those are fantastic pictures!!! Still praying like crazy over here!!! Praise God for being "one step closer" YEAH!!! GO NOAH!!! WE LOVE YOU BUNCHES AND BUNCHES!

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  2. Thank you for allowing us to share in your journey. Noah is such a beautiful and precious little guy. The love and strength that envelope him every day has made him progress and thrive. We see that through the entries and those awesome pictures! Max wanted to let Mrs. Jackson know he misses you so much!! He wanted to share with Noah that he too, had incredible reflux as a newborn. He said, "Don't worry Noah, it goes away (for him with medication and time), and your family still loves you even if you're messy." Know that you are in our daily thoughts and prayers and we are rooting for Team Noah all the way!

    The Cunningham Family

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  3. Anthony and I continue to start our day by reading your blog and saying a prayer for all of you. We love your pictures and love seeing Noah's sweet face! Closer to going home sounds great!!!! Happy First Valentine's Day tomorrow Noah! Lot's of love and prayers!
    The Cline Family

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  4. Hey little dude its Sierra again. I really dig your Team Noah shirt. If I were the prissy type of dog that wears clothes, I would want one too. That is really cool. Robyn and Ira are really great friends to Mom and Dad. Robyn even wore a lavender dress for Mom once, now that's a friend. Nana just cleaned my ears again...yuk. I hate that as much as you hate having your trach suctioned. We have to learn to protect each other against these invasions of our body parts. Come home soon

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  5. Awesome shirt! Go Team Go! (Easy, Sierra, no one said Sit Spot Sit!) Trigger is now wearing an electronic training collar, and hates those beeps almost as much as you do. It means that if he doesn't pay attention he's gonna get zapped - ouch! Nana and Papa - hang on. This little fellow is soon going to be terrorizing the neighborhood - you can see the impish gleam!
    Hugs - Mary Anne

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  6. Being "one step closer to going home" has a great ring to it! Always praying...

    Love, Debbie, Fred, Avery and Evan

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  7. We are praying for you and precious little Noah every day. Hope to see him home soon! Love - Amy, Greg, Sarah and Conner

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  8. Rebecca, Kc and Noah,
    XOXOXOXOXOXOX!
    Thank you Betty and Roy for delivering our care package. We are reading this amazing blog and thinking about you every day. All of our family and friends wish you the best.
    Love,
    Robyn and Ira

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  9. Those shirts are awesome! I'm glad to hear Noah is getting closer to being home. Vanessa and I are counting the days until we get to come home in March. We love you all.

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