Monday, April 28, 2008

Only 10 More Days

Yes readers, there are only 10 more days until it is Daniels almost real birthday.

He has been doing really well and is still learning to be “big.” If he continues to gain weight, nurse from his mother 4 times a day and keeps his breathing regular, he could come home as early as the 8th of May.

His mom and dad are looking forward to having him home and leaving the hospital, the drive and the worry behind them.

Thank you again for all of your prayers and concern. We know that you have really made a difference.

Friday, April 18, 2008

We Like Good News

Hello All

As you can tell from the title we have had allot of good news these past few days. Daniel has learned to nurse from his mom and he takes in as much as he possible can. When he is tiered or having a bad day they still give him his dinner through his feeding tube.

Because of all his mothers and his hard work he now weighs over 5 pounds, wears clothes and sleeps in a big boy crib. He still is on oxygen and of course his monitors but he is getting stronger everyday.

Thank you again for all of your concern and prayers, as you can tell by the pictures they are working.

Here he is in the arms of his Dad soon after having a late night snack. You know it is really hard to keep your eyes open when your tummy is full.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

This Weeks Update

As you can tell by the attached images Daniel T is growing and getting cuter everyday. He is now over 4 pounds and because he has been able to regulate his own body temperature, he is sleeping in a “Big Boy” bed instead of the incubator. The staff is working on getting his oxygen level down and helping him and his mom get to know each other better. Tracy has cut back on her work hours and is spending as much time with him that she can. The goal is wean him from his feeding tube and for him to learn to nurse just from his mom.

Thank you again for all your prayers on Daniel and his parents behalf.