Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Long Day

The day began early...4:40 AM. For some reason unknown to Brittany and me, Reed decided to wake up at 4:40. He wasn't scared or crying, he was just ready to start the day. After coaxing him back to bed for an hour, we started the day before 6:00.
Brittany went to visit Gaines early this morning. She arrived at the hospital before 8:00 AM. She spent more than and hour and a half with him. He is still at 50% oxygen and on 3 liters of flow. He seems to be breathing a little easier as each day passes. He now weighs 8 pounds 9 ounces.

After Brittany got home from visiting Gaines, we took Reed to a birthday party. He played non-stop. The birthday party was at a park. Reed was either sliding down the slide or swinging the entire time. He only stopped for birthday cake and ice cream. After the birthday party we ran errands (Reed slept in his car seat). After a quick lunch we spent two hours at the pool with Reed and then I went back to the hospital and spent two hours with Gaines. What a day.

Please remember to pray for Gaines. There is a possibility on Monday that the doctor will try and wean Gaines' flow to only 2 liters. Brittany and I are not quite sure that Gaines is ready for this. We are going to have a long talk with his doctors before any decision is made. Don't get me wrong, Gaines is doing very well. We just don't want to push him too hard too quick. Please pray for Gaines and everyone involved that the right decision is made.


Giggles said...

He is getting so big. Prayers continuing for your family.

Kelly said...

Definitely still praying for Gaines and your family. Thanks for sharing the sweet pictures!

Karen said...

Ohhh....what precious pictures! We're getting to watch both your sons grow into big boys! The video of Reed's driving experience cracked me up.

I continue to pray for Gaines, especially the healing of his lungs. I'm also praying for strength and patience for you and Brittany as you deal with your everyday life combined with visiting/concerns for Gaines.

Still praying in Oneonta

Cary said...

What precious pictures of both boys!! Thanks for sharing them!

maddie/cadesmimi said...

Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing. Still praying in Georgia. Kathy