Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thursday, April 12

Benjamin was doing really good today. His blood gas came back good. This means that they can turn the breaths per minute slowly down on his ventilator. Benjamin does have an infection but they caught it right away and he is on antibiotics for it. He seems to be responding well to the antibiotics. Benjamin got to come out for a skin to skin cuddle with Mommy today. I haven’t held him for almost a month so it was really special. After ½ hour he had to go back in his isolette. Then he promptly fell asleep. They did a head ultrasound on him today to check if his bleeding has gone down or is still the same. We should have the results in a couple of days.

Kyle slept most of the day today. The nurse gave him a sponge bath this morning before I got there so that probably tired him out. Esther (the nurse) said that he really enjoyed it and even smiled for her. At one point he was trying to move higher up in his isolette. I was holding Benjamin so I didn’t see it but Debbie said it looked really cute.

Here are some pictures of Benjamin having a skin to skin cuddle with Mommy.



3 comments:

Al & Elena Les said...

Dear Gary & Greta,
Glad to see that you could hold Benjamin today for the first time in a long time, also that they seem to have caught his infection on time. We are also thankful with you for the progress with Kyle. Thank you for the pictures!
We hope that you and Gary are doing well.
Praying for you,
Al and Elena

Anonymous said...

Your boys are are getting cuter and cuter! Also healthier and healthier, praise God! I will keep praying that their progress continues, Stef

Jewel Bug said...

What a great Mommy you are Greta. I am so happy for you that you got some snuggle time with that cutie Benjamin. Your boys are gorgeous and I can fully see God's hand at work in your family! Love you lots!

Liz