Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Progess


The nurses have been able to remove the IVs from Ian this morning because he is getting enough food from breastfeeding and the bottle. I got to feed him yesterday for the first time (bottle feeding, mind you) and he sat on my lap for over an hour, searching for my eyes, giving me smiles that I refuse to believe were gas-prompted. We still don't know when he will be able to come home. The "hole-in-his-heart" needs to close so that he can process enough oxygen without an external source.

I've been reading The Magician's Nephew to Ian. I can't prove it, but I think Ian hopes that Uncle Andrew gets what's coming to him as much as I do.

3 comments:

New Jersey said...

Great picture, Tommy. God bless all of you. Give Silvi a kiss for me.
Aunt Bonnie
P/S Uncle Andrew gets what's coming to him!

Anonymous said...

Sweet kids (oh, and dad too:) Hope the time to come home together is in the very near future.
T

Raising Joey said...

Congratulations on the birth of your son! Ian is a handsome little man! I have a 18 month old son named Joey who also has Down syndrome.
God Bless!
-Jessica