Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tuesday, March 20

Benjamin was doing 10 times better today. His color was still a bit off but it was much better. I got to give him a sponge bath (in his isolette) today. I also got to change his diaper. His oxygen was at 35 today instead of 65 yesterday. He was actually moving and fighting the nurses today whereas yesterday he was just lying there. The medication is definitely working. He weighs 885 grams (up 20g).

Kyle’s PDA is still open so he is probably going to need surgery in a couple of weeks. He was doing great today. Not many desatts. He was wide-awake and looking around when we got there. A little bit later he got tired and slept for most of the time. He weighs 880 grams (up 20g).


evelyn van egdom said...

Hey Guys,

I'm happy to hear that today was one of the 'better days' for all of you. I'm so thankful you are (finally) getting to experience all of the things that most of us take for granted - holding your baby for the 1st time, bathing, changing diapers..... Kind of puts things into perspective for the rest of us :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Greta and Gary
Thank you so much for this wonderful blogspot. I was feeling bad asking Kath everytime how you were all doing. We hope and pray your boys will continue to improve and get stronger. We are thinking of you.
Sophia, Damon, Ashlee and Blake Van Den Top

tim and inge meinen said...

Dear Gary and Greta,
A good day! What an answer to prayer! It is wonderful to read about your boys' little actions and doings throughout the day and we encourage you to keep up the updates as they are really appreciated! Keep strong, many are praying for your little family. Take care!

Anonymous said...

Hi Greta and Gary,

So good to hear that Benjamin is doing better today! God is Good! When? Always!!
I felt so honored to take you(Greta) yesterday, just to have a glimpse of what you go through everyday. I will continue to pray for strength for you guys. All four of you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.
luv 'Aunty' Kathy VM

Jewel Bug said...

You are both so inspirational! The goodness of God is shining through all of you! Everyone we know is praying for you and constantly asking us how you are doing, so thank you for the blog and for your faithfulness. I have fallen in love with your family and am thinking of you often. I would love to do something to help out. I know you are both crazy busy and I don't want to bother you, but if you could email me your mailing address that would be fantastic. adrianlizpowers@shaw.ca

Lots of Love

Adrian, Liz and Jewel