Friday, August 27, 2010

Small Miracles

I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes and a peace that consumes me.

Today has been a day of small miracles. One on top of another.

The ventilator is finally out. After 3 hours of constant gagging, crying, high heart rates and low O2, the vent finally came out. Joshua has done great since having it out. He's been sucking on a pacifier, and is wrapped like a little burrito.

He is now also on only one medication- a blood pressure medication. He was sedated for a while because his gagging was too much and we couldn't get him to calm down, but that has since worn off and he's had hours of good sleep and hours of being awake and happy (as long as he is swaddled and has a paci..).

I also got to hold my baby boy for the first time in over a week. Our nurse was a total advocate for me and Joshua today and made sure that the tube came out and really pushed the doctors to let me hold him. The only way he was able to be calmed down was when I held him. He was fussy all day long, but since I've held him he has been pretty calm since.

And finally, Caleb and Hannah are here. I have missed my other 2 children so much my heart ached. But now they are here and we get to spend the entire weekend together as a family.

Tonight my heart is full and I'm thanking God for His small miracles today.

11 comments:

Molly Alisa Photography said...

So happy and thankful for the miracles that today brought.

mina said...

What a great milestone!

Hope's Blog said...

Beautiful...I am so happy for all of you.

Carrie Flynn said...

Such fantastic news. Praise Jesus.

The Hoitsma's said...

i am beyond elated for you! this post has literally put tears in my eyes! thank God for Joshua's nurse today being on your side! God has definitely placed her there for a reason. :) i wanna see a picture of him with his pacifier. i bet he looks adorable!

leah said...

how utterly amazing and wonderful. such progress, God is truly good and powerful. so happy you all get to be together. Joshua needs his big brother and big sister by his side (as do you and shane). can't wait to see some family pictures SOON. we thrive when you share pictures :)
by the by, I'm car shopping tomorrow. boy do we have a lot of catching up to do...

Paula Blackstone said...

How wonderful! It all brings tears to my eyes. Gife my little Popeye a kiss on the forehead. Glad that your family is together for the weekend. Sure miss you but this is a great way to stay in touch. Love you!

Carolina Carters said...

What a blessing! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend together! Still praying! :)

Stefenie said...

SO happy for you Jill. I truly believe that the REAL healing takes place in Mommy's arms. The minute that they allowed me to hold Logan (of course he still had all of his tubes and lines) everything got better. I held him every minute of every day after that. My behind was glued to that rocking chair and I loved every minute of it.

Anonymous said...

What a blessing! God is good.

Shannon Egan

Seraphina said...

Hi Jill, I came over from the SCH board - you probably don't remember me, it's been so long, but I suddenly remembered you this morning and realized that Joshua must have been born already, so I found your blog...I am so glad to see that he has made it so far, after so many long months of pregnancy worry. It looks like he is a strong baby with a lot of resources, and he has a wonderful mother. Your blog is beautiful, too!
Seraphina

 
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