Just a quick post to say "hello!" and let you know that Jude is still hanging in there. Overall he remains stable and he is just waiting on Dr. Hebra to get back in town.
Despite a rough start this week, Jude has been extra cute and sweet over the last two days. We snuggled a lot and he smiled a lot for me! Today he was cooing and nibbling on his hands. He has been such a happy little guy and that has warmed my heart and calmed my nerves about how he is doing right now.
Please continue to pray that he will remain stable and happy during these last few days of the week. We truly appreciate you praying for the specific requests that I mentioned in my last post. We are so anxious for our surgeon to get here...I even joked that I might greet him at his house with a cup of coffee saying, "let's head to the OR...even before set foot in your house!"
I'm sure you are wondering about the title of this post...
Well, Jude got another bed upgrade and his little corner of the NNICU got a mini-makeover with all this stuff getting moved around and re-organized. Many thanks to one of Jude's primary nurses, Meghan, for getting our big boy a bigger bed. Jude is really enjoying his new digs and he wiggles around in his bed often. His OT, Katy, got him a mirror too and our little guy is in love with checking out his reflection. :) He is really enjoying getting more and more active.
Here are two photos of Jude enjoying his new mirror:
I've really been enjoying these days with Jude. It is such a sweet time with my little guy. But my heart is also aching knowing that Jude is about to embark on another tough journey. I am terrified of him being "opened up" for surgery again. I am worried about any difficulties that he may face afterwards. I wonder how much this recovery will set him back developmentally. Will to pray for my worrying? Will you pray for all that Jude may face in the coming days?