Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Today we had a birthday party in the cafeteria with Kyle. When we first saw Kyle, Gary picked him up & swung him in the air and he was giggling!! Then I came and gave him a big hug and asked him if he missed me & he said "yes" It was great to see him again after a week of not seeing him. Auntie Debbie brought a Thomas the Train cupcake cake and Kyle had a hard time waiting to eat it. He then opened his gifts and said that he wanted to go back to Auntie Debbie's house. It's good to see that he misses us but yet loves it at Auntie Debbie's.

When we came to Benjamin's room this morning there was a big birthday banner above his room:) Last night when we went for dinner we were going to stop somewhere to find a banner but the store wasn't open. So we were looking in the gift shop this morning but there wasn't anything there either. So we were really surprised when we came to his room this morning and saw the banner. It is good to see that Children's hospital takes the time to do things like this for the children. He also had a sticker on his bed. And then later someone came & dropped off 2 gifts- one for Benjamin & one for Kyle. Benjamin received a big dump truck & a book and Kyle received a tool set & a book. We were amazed that they did all this for our children. It made this day a little more special.

Benjamin seems to be doing ok. He has gotten a couple of bed sores now so they are covering them with duoderm and hoping that they don't get too aggravated. The nurses move Benjamin every 6 hours but can only move him so much. So he still gets sores. The rest stays about the same. They are hoping that Thursday they can take him off ECMO but it totally depends on how he is doing.


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to Benjamin and Kyle! We want you to know that we think of your family daily and will continue to pray that the Lord provides you with comfort and strength as He carries out His will in the life of your precious boy.
Love Jacob and Jessica, Jade, Leah and Taylor Hansma

Barb Delviken said...

HaPpY 4th BiRtHdAy Benjamin and Kyle :)

We sure miss the boys at Pre School and we are praying for you all.

Anonymous said...

Thankful there was some special moments to celebrate the boys' birthday today!!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY Benjamin & Kyle. I'm glad to hear you are having a special day!
I will keep praying for you all.
Hugs, Kisses and Blessings!
Auntie Emily

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

Eileen said...

Happy Birthday to our friends from ICU. As a family you have come through so much, and the Lord has guided you in so many ways. We continue to keep you in our prayers.
Love and hugs, Eileen and Doug Gunn

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Benjamin & Kyle
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you all today and continuing to pray for Benjamin and the whole family! Also so thankful for Children's Hospital and all the people who work there!
May God bless each one.
Aletta Van Muyen