Friday, May 1, 2009

One Week Old

At 9:35 AM Eastern, Gaines will be one week old. I believe this has been the longest week of our lives. There have been emotional lows and highs, reasons to celebrate and reasons to cry. We have cried because our hearts ached and we have cried because of joy. We wouldn't trade this past week for anything in the world.

We have seen Gaines enter the world, worry the doctors to the point of doubt and then shock them with his strength. This morning, Gaines is still on the cpap and his oxygen has been weaned to 38-40%. His blood gases continue to measure "ok". The doctors still don't seem pleased with his blood gas measuring, but they are good enough.

Gaines should have his second heart echo today. Please pray that this comes back normal. Hopefully we will have some new pictures of Gaines to share this afternoon.



the*4*of*us said...

Happy One Week!!!! Make it a great day to celebrate little guy!
Praying for you!

Kate said...

Yay! You made it through the first big milestones, 24 hours, 72 hours, and now 1 week. Congratulations!

dylonhoustonlaetonreid said...

Happy One week Birthday Gaines!

Marva said...

Happy Birthday Gaines! Praise the Lord for the last week! We are praying for ya'll today and everyday!


Diana said...

What an amazing week! I am so happy to hear that everything is going so well. We are still praying and will continue to pray as long as we need to. My the peace of God be with you today!

Laralee said...

Happy 1 Week! You keep fighting, Gaines.....we'll keep praying!

Brandon Moore said...

Just a note to say that we are still praying for you guys! Your faith in such an uncertain time an encouragement. (And hurry back, because I'm tired of lookin at big ol ugly Tullie sitting at your desk)


Stephanie said...

Happy 1 Week Gaines!!!

Continuing to pray for your family today. Hope everything goes well with the echo!

angela bennett said...


Glad to hear things are on the up-swing for Gaines. I am praying for Gaines, your family and the great doctors at GW hospital.

Happy to have Reed on Cahaba Crest Drive this weekend!

God Speed!

Angela Bennett

Amy said...

Happy One Week Birthday to Gaines!! :)

Ruthie said...

Happy One Week Birthday Gaines! And Beau and Brittany, this has been some kind of week, and you've made it! Praying that things continue to improve with Gaines, the his heart echo comes back normal and that God conitinues to sustain you both! Praying ~


Jennifer said...

Happy First Week Birthday!!! Praying for you guys!