Just a quick post to let you all know that Gaines gave me an early Mother's Day present today...I got to hold him! It took a lot of work on the nurse's part and I think it was pretty stressful on Gaines to be unhooked and re-hooked to the CPAP so I probably won't do it again for a while but it was awesome!
His nurse asked me if I wanted to hold him...just out of the blue. I hadn't even mentioned it. I thought I was confused so I said, "In my arms?" She laughed and said yes. He is so tiny. It pretty much felt like holding a wadded up blanket. He even opened one of his eyes to see what in the world was going on. I told Beau, it's like he knew Reed was coming today and wasn't going to be out done. Such a good day.
We don't have any pictures of it at this point because we left the camera home to charge the battery for Reed's visit. Beau took a few with his phone but he's not sure what happened to them. We'll try and figure it out and see if we can get them up here.
One quick concern...I'm a little worried about Gaines' eating. Right now it looks like he's only digesting about half of his food and hasn't "used the bathroom" (use your imagination) in two days. I just hope its not as sign of his VSDs becoming a problem. One of the concerns with them was that they wouldn't let enough blood get to the rest of his body. His lack of digestion a few days ago was a sign of this and I hope that this recent bout of it isn't the same thing.
Please keep him in your prayers