Thursday, January 19, 2012

Loving the snuggles

Hi friends!
Jude continues to have good days and we are too! It is so great to see our little guy alert and comfortable. He hung out with Lesley (I've miss-spelled her name in the last few posts!) again today and seemed pretty content overall. Here are a few updates:
  • Jude's continuous feeds were increased again today...he is now receiving 5ml of breast milk every hour.
  • They weaned Jude a little more on some of his pain and sedation medication today.
  • He received PT and OT again today. Sounds like PT got him sitting up and moving a bit more today! Yay!
  • Jude is still on the CPAP right now but today there was some discussion about moving Jude to nasal cannulas with oxygen or another form of ventilation that can continue to provide pressures to help keep his lungs open. So, we may see another form of support for Jude in the coming days. He has made great progress in this area since surgery!
  • Brian is coming back in town tonight so he will get to see Jude tomorrow morning for the first time with his CPAP on! 
I must tell all of you how much I am loving holding my sweet son. It is such a blessing to be able to finally hold him and enjoy snuggling with him. I love that we are getting to a stage in our journey that allows for more time holding Jude. I love soaking up the details of him...the way he moves his little hands...his tiny little ears...his long legs....his beautiful blue eyes....the sweet little noises that he makes...I could go on and on...
I am so thankful that the Lord chose me to be Jude's mommy. What a blessing to love and care for him each day.

O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He hath done! —Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915)


  1. What a way to start my day with all this good news about Jude! I haven't checked for awhile, and so happy to see his improvements. Praise and Thanksgiving!
    Ramsey's CDH survivor
    Gram Razza