Tuesday, December 16

Baby Steps & Birthday wishes!

It has been 2 days since we have updated, but there haven't been many changes. Dustin & I got the chance to spend quite a bit of time with Baby Todd Tuesday. It was rather difficult to leave him actually. The nurses were allowing him to be awake more. We were definitely enjoying the moments we got to look into his eyes and see him respond to our voices...we find this to be very encouraging.
Today hasn't been quite as encouraging, however. In the past 12 hours Baby Todd's oxygen levels in his blood dropped again. Therefore, the doctors had to sedate him again to keep him still. The less he moves, the less oxygen that his body uses. His liver, kidneys and lung seem to be showing signs of improvement. Pray that his lungs will continue to improve and oxygen levels stablize.
It was nice to get to celebrate Dustin's birthday yesterday. Fortunately Baby Todd was having a good day, so we were able to leave the Hospital for a while and go for dinner. The staff here at the hospital found out it was Dustin's birthday...he was eating up all the attention the nurses were giving him! Thanks for all the cards and emails, they definitely helped make the day special.


Anonymous said...

I am happy that you were able to spend some time with Todd, and that he recognizes your voices. and that you were able to celebrate Dusty B-day. In our thoughts and prayers.

Karen and Scott

Anonymous said...

I have cards on the way: Birthday, Baby, and Christmas.

Aunt Hannah

The Amstutz Family said...

So glad Dustin had a good birthday. It must be beyond fantastic to be able to spend more time with Todd. I'm sure you are soaking up every second of it! Hope you have a good evening. We are praying!

Anonymous said...

We are rejoicing with you! The journey is including some bumps but we are thankful that you are enjoying some "smooth" times as well. Love you,

Aunt Jeannie

Possinger's said...

Thinking of you all today and praying for both of you and baby Todd.

Anonymous said...

We are rejoicing with you on Todd's baby steps and will continue to pray. May you continue to feel God's peace through this process. Love, Twila

The Chilcote's said...

So excited that you have been able to spend more time with Todd. I bet if you could hear his thoughts he would be thinking that he has the best parents in the world!! Thinking and praying for you all often. So glad to hear the encouraging updates as well as how we can pray for you. You certainly have a precious gift from God!
Michael and Shannon