Monday, May 12, 2008

Day 120! 17 Weeks!

Well I guess someone in Texas read my post yesterday because this morning I was visited by a genuine cowboy! Check em out... he has his hat, his bandana, his canteen, his chaps and his lonestar badge... he had to leave his boots at the door! This cowboy and his brother started a project today with Ms. Beth to make me picture books with lots of black and white and different textures. I can't wait unti they're finished!
After lunch, Mommy bundled me up so that I could go outside and play with the boys. I slept in my stroller until it got too windy for me. Mommy couldn't get over how sweet and precious I looked all bundled up for the cold. Here's a shot of me sticking my tongue out! I did a lot of this today... unfortunately it's usually followed by me gagging or spitting up!
Daddy left for work and I didn't like the idea that he only sang Happy Birthday to me privately so I figured I'd do something to get him back home. And it worked! He was only at work for like 25 minutes before Mommy called him home! See, I wasn't feeling so good. My nurse was out and she wasn't sure what I was doing and was concerned that my body might be giving up the fight. I wasn't digesting my food or medicine and I wasn't breathing right. Mommy was concerned because I kept turning grey or dark purple. I was really out of it. I guess there was even times when I wasn't breathing and I started arching my back which I guess is a sign of neurological problems. But my brain is fine for now... look at me... I'm blogging! I spit up a lot of stuff out of my mouth and nose and so Mommy and my nurse emptied my belly and decided to let it rest and then try it again with just Mommy's natural milk. I did a lot better on that.... still spit up some a little here and there but when it came time for my next feed I only had 9 of the 30 Ml that I was given still left in my belly. Please continue for me and my family. Mommy and Daddy are taking turns watching me to make sure I'm breathing (and flicking me in the foot when I'm not! Ouch!), and Aunt Nancy is on her way in to spend the night with me as well. It's always nice to have a doctor in the house. They're usually more useful than a cowboy!

These were taken after my crazy night during one of the few "alert awake and breathing well" times.

This last one was taken by Daddy holding the camera himself and reaching out to take the pic... can you get an idea of how small I am now?!??!?! I think I could fit in Daddy's mouth!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Jacob, Mommy and Daddy - I am praying strongly that God will surround you with His angels to protect you through the night and beyond. I pray that you all will sleep peacefully and securely.

Karen, a belated Happy Mother's Day. You truly are a Proverbs 31 woman and mother. I can only imagine the trials you face, but I see you handle each day with grace and love for your family. May God continue to bless each of you.

With love, Lynne B.

Erin said...

Prayers and thoughts going out! Stay strong sweet boy!

Cindy said...

Praying for you throughout the night...

Emily said...

Jacob, you are a beautiful boy. I know your angels are surrounding you and I pray that you can see them, too. Be comforted, sweet boy. Find rest in your momma's arms and let the joy of the Lord be your strength. You are so brave, so strong, such a little warrior! Thank your for showing us how to really live this life. Keep your eyes on your Jesus, precious one. He will not fail you.

Cathy said...

Dear Jacob, I adore the pic of you and mommy nose to nose. Actually I can stop my eyes from dripping. You are so love not only by your family but the whole world. God is using you in some huge ways. From Angel to Angel, Annabel wishes you rest and peace. You are such a fighter and we love you here in texas. Cathy & Annabel

RockinMom said...

I have never commented before but wanted you to know that I check your blog daily and keep your family in my prayers.
I loved the picture of the three of you. :)

RockinMom said...

Always in my prayers.
I love the picture of the three of you.

Michelle said...

We Love you OX OX OX OX

amanda said...

Love the picture of him with his tongue sticking out-he's so precious, and I will be praying for him and his family.