January 8, 2008
Colton is out of surgery, it was so hard to leave him and then so hard to wait to hear news of how it was going. He is in recovery now, I cannot wait to see him again.
January 13, 2008
Recovery from Colton's surgery had been easier than expected. Yesterday they extracted fluid from his brain via the reservoir that was placed during surgery. It's like an air bubble on the top of his head that they have to stick a needle into when the pressure of the excess fluid gets to high. He seems like he is feeling much better.
January 14, 2008
Nurse Heather gave us some wonderful news today, Colton's labs were so good yesterday that tomorrow around lunch they are going to attempt to take him off of the vent, she said the worse thing that could happen is they would have to put him right back on it. I am so excited, this would mean lots more time holding Colton for me. yay!
January 16, 2008
Extubation has been postponed for a short time, his blood gas wasn't good enough to be taken off the vent yesterday. Hopefully this will happen soon. He is on 12ml. of feed every 2 hours and handling that just fine, weighing in at 2 pounds 3 ounces. Yesterday was very special because I got to hold Colton for the first time since December and Seth (Daddy) got to hold him for the first time ever, it was wonderful. Heather and I tricked him, when I was ready to give Colton up, I gave him back to Heather and she acted like she was going to place him back in his bed, but at the last moment she turned and handed him to Seth. His smile was priceless. We are so blessed.
January 17, 2008
We are driving to Lexington as I write, Colton's nurse called he is very sick. They have found evidence of NEC, a fatal disease for preemies that can cause their intestines to fail. Praying fiercely.
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