Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Morning

Wow, I have so much to write after a busy day yesterday, and an exciting morning.

Let's start with baby Ramsey. His X-Rays weren't quite as good yesterday as we had seen in the past. They were a bit hazy and looked like the lungs were a bit smaller. They gave him lasiks and PT last night, and the X-Ray's looked excellent today! The haze was gone and the size was back to what they have been previously (The right lung is about full size, the left lung is 1/2-3/4 in size). It's hard at times not to be discouraged over these small setbacks, but the nurses are always quick to remind us to look how far we've come. In the scheme of things, where we are right now is a very good place.

His Nitric is down to 3 so it should be off by Wednesday. I don't think there are any other big plans in store for his care today.

We had many visitors yesterday including a meeting with 4 very special people; two CDH mother's and their survivors. Caleb is 9 and was treated at Children's here in Pittsburgh. Jaxson is almost 3 and was treated at CHOP (Children's Hospital in Philadelphia). View Jaxson's blog here.  We had a wonderful visit sharing stories and letting the boys play with Reed. Someday, we hope to offer the same support to other CDH families that they have given to us.

Sarah and Jaxson, Stacy and Caleb, Reed and Lisa


Today, we were not only excited to see how good Ramsey's X-Ray looked, but Dennis was able to hold him for the first time! Also, Ramsey now has the warmers turned off his bed and he can start wearing clothes that button up the front and be swaddled! I can't wait to start dressing him. :)

Dennis holds Ramsey for the first time!
Ramsey is now swaddled. Doesn't he look cozy!

11 comments:

  1. Great news and great pictures! Dennis looks so happy. :) Nice to see Ramsey swaddled up too. :)

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  2. Love the picture Dennis! Glad to hear you had a good time with all your visitors. Ramsey is doing great. Thanks for the updates. XOXO ~ Michigan Cousin Joyce

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  3. I am so happy, I AM SPEECHLESS.Beautiful pictures of Daddy holding him. Thank you JESUS.Aunt Veta

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  4. Great pics Lisa! Oh Ramsey looks so cozy all swaddled. Thanks for the updates, I look for them everyday. Take care.

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  5. Oh Lisa, so good to see this wonderful update. You are never far from my mind and always in my prayers.

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  6. Great update. I loved the swaddlers. Keep up the good work. As always you are all in my prayers!

    http://avaslifewithcdh.blogspot.com

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  7. lisa hitchman swisherJanuary 31, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    this little man is always in my thoughts....so wonderful to hear how well he is doing! dennis, such a great thing that u finally get to hold your little boy! i will keep all of u in my prayers.

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  8. Awesome!!! OXOX's to everyone =)

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  9. It's wonderful to see you all smiling, and so great that you have others who have been thru somewhat the same thing to talk to. Still Rooting for Ramsey...Love and Prayers, Bobbi Lynn & family

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  10. Pictures are wonderful and Ramseys recovery makes us so happy everyday. Lo and behold, another miracle today....Aunt Veta was speechless!! How often does that happen!!! We love you and will continue to pray for Ramsey.

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  11. Whooooo Who!!! Dad and his boy -- Dennis looks sooo HAPPY. And take a look at Ramsey all bundled up - the nurses are right, the set backs are just that set backs on the road to happy days.

    Hey wanted to visit again this week -- but woke up sick this morning so not gonna make it - i don't want to bring my germs with me. Hope to see you soon though.

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