Monday, October 6, 2008

More good news!!

That was quick! Right after my last post, the doctor came in and disconnected his pacemaker!!!!! It is still next to him on the bed, and the wires are still connected (coiled and taped) in case he needs it), but he is not using it at all! I can breastfeed him within the hour!! I'll get to hold him for the first time since before his surgery. Oh, I can't wait!!! I hope he eats well and enough so that I don't have to pump afterwards. It will still be tricky with his chest tube and central lines all still connected, but that's okay!

15 comments:

Sara said...

Oh Angela, that is wonderful news!!!!! I hope you guys are moved upstairs today too. Benjamin looks so incredibly handsome and alert in those pictures. I can't believe what a big boy he is!

Sara

Amber said...

WOOOOOOOOT!

lol... life is good today :)

Katie said...

This is the best news!! I have been anxiously waiting for an update! It was definitely worth waiting for!!! I hope BFing goes well!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! Prayed for Benjamin in our church yesterday.
Cuz'Marcia (Nebraska)

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog and praying for you and little benjamin everyday. He is just so handsome and always looks so happy and content even with all he is going thru. you guys will stay in my prayers :)

Kimberly (bz)

Anonymous said...

Angela we have been praying constantly. That ICU time is hard with all those around you hurting...my dad and mom experienced this after her surgery, and well, we were the ones when she went back. I am so happy to be praying for you all and so happy that the LORD is doing these wonderful things for you and Benjamin this day. My girls and I are praying a lot!
Nikki Hammel

Alicia said...

I'm crying tears from the last post for those other babies and their families and then tears of joy for Benjamin and his progress and the fact that you finally get to hold your son and BF him! Praise the Lord!!!

Your blog is such an inspiration of the faith you have in our Almighty God, and your posts reflect the compassion you have for these other families in the midst of the trials you are facing. Thank you for opening your life with us and keeping us posted on each step (both forward and backward) in Benjamin's walk through surgery and recovery.

Erica said...

This is the news I have been waiting for. Way to go Benjamin. Enjoy every minute holding him. Its amazing how just a few hours later how much better one can be doing. His coloring looks great too! He is such a strong little man.
HUGS!!

joyce said...

benjamin is so adorable - what a trooper. i love the quote that you have under the blog title. i keep thinking about the picture of matthew holding benjamin so securely and your comparison to how God holds us. love you guys! xoxo

Amanda-The Family News! said...

that is super great news!!! I know you are so thrilled and excited to hold him!!!

Anonymous said...

Angela -
He's looking really well. You'll be home before you know it...
Can't wait to hear how Breastfeeding went.

Marina

Grace said...

I'm so glad things are going well Angela! Benjamin is such a trooper and he is looking wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Great news- snuggle that little boy!! My heart is breaking for the other families you are witnessing. I cannot even imagine going through that.
Suse :)

Kristen said...

Yea! That is wonderful news! We're cheering for Benjamin!

Kristen (kzmom from Downsyn)

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy he's doing so well. I can't get enough of his pictures -- just want wish I were there. Give him a kiss from his great aunt e.

love to all