Friday, February 18, 2011

Benjamin SMILING!!!

Benjamin is having an awesome morning:) This morning the nurses were dancing a bit to the music and Benjamin started wiggling and laughing. The nurses got him so excited & happy that they had to sedate him. When we came in, Benjamin smiled at us:):) This is the first time in 2 weeks. At first we thought it was coincidence but he kept doing it. Once he calmed down a bit, all he could do was watch us until they gave him a drug to help him sleep.

His oxygen challenge this morning was also great!! It was so good that they were considering trying him off ECMO again. But they've decided to wait and see how he does over the next couple days. His chest x-ray was also better than yesterday.

We're having a hard time not getting excited about this but yet in the back of our mind we wonder if this is the good day before he crashes. For now, we will smile & see him smile back at us and enjoy the moment.

17 comments:

Evelyn van Egdom said...

That is SO awesome!! What a gift :)

Ev

Michelle Vandepol said...

so happy for this sweetness for you :)

Anonymous said...

Very happy to hear that and we hope that it may be a sign of good things to come. Big Hugs from all of us Dad

Anonymous said...

:) that is sooo wonderful to hear! Positive thoughts and prayers for the next milestone.

Daleste & Blair said...

Amazing Moments! Take each day at a time. We are so happy for these moments for you. Daleste

kath said...

GARY AND GRETA

WOW WHAT GREAT NEWS!!

PRAYING THAT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO HEAL BENJAMIN.
KATH

Tim and Alice said...

:) Smiling with you. While I'm sure its hard not to be doubtful, its good for you both to take the little joys that come your way and enjoy them together. (no I'm (thankfully) not a pro at this, just a bossy sister:))

What a little boofer you have. So happy you could see a tidbit of the real Benjamin today.
Still praying....
love, T & A

LeanneO said...

Wow! What a blessing to warm your hearts! We will thank the Lord with you for this gift.

Martin and Wieska said...

That's wonderful! Rejoicing in this miracle with you!

Anonymous said...

We are smiling over here too big brother ... glad you could brighten up Daddy and Mommy day with your wonderful smile. God is Good. Lots of hugs and kisses.

Kyle and Devon

Anonymous said...

Awwww...so very cool!!!!!!!!!! M Pronk Family

Ruth said...

WOW! Smiles from Benjamin :) Rejoicing with you for this precious gift!
Thinking of you often and praying for continued healing for Benjamin as well as strength, courage & peace for both of you in the days ahead.
Love Ruth, Travis, Blair and Wyatt

Anonymous said...

That is so encouraging to hear!

Jolene

Anonymous said...

That's awesome news! Still thinking of and praying for all of you!

Michelle de Raadt said...

That's awesome news! Still thinking of and praying for all of you!

Eileen said...

This is wonderful news. Each day one step at a time. Our prayers continue for all of you.

Anonymous said...

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