Saturday, May 3, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Testing the car seat to make sure it supports his head. When we came in to the hospital he was in an infant carrier but since he has grown we needed to upgrade
Coop was so sad to say goodbye to the "baby whisperer" Janine
Goodbye Shannon- We will miss you
Rob had been looking forward to taking Coop in the wagon ride ever since we got here but we never made it so I had to use it to take him to the car just for a picture. Daddy- Coop has missed you this week.
Britt woke up from his nap and was really excited to see his little bro was home. He immediately went and got a stuffed animal for Charlie and placed it in his bed and then tried to tickle his toes when he was fussing. He's going to be such a great big brother.Sweet dreams.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I have been a little crazy lately with getting all of the last minute things figured out for our return home so I haven’t posted much (or returned phone calls- sorry everyone), but not much has happened with Coop either. He has been pretty well behaved today and even slept through his bath. He has had a lot of his new friends stop by for some last goodbyes. Everyone is so sweet! I feel such a strong bond with the people here because they have helped Charlie get better and I can feel the love they have for him.
To everyone involved in Charlie’s care at PCMC. THANK YOU!!! And WE LOVE YOU!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Thanks for all the prayers and support. Keep your fingers, toes, (and maybe eyes) crossed that all goes as planned.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
This is how he looks today. Only 2 tubes and 1 will come out tomorrow
IRob is not allowed to be by Charlie because he has a cold. He hates it, but maybe I can convince him to post from home but in the meantime I'll update (Angel). Charlie had a great night, only waking up once at 4:00am. He is now fully titrated over to the g-tube (all of his formula is going in his stomach) so the tube in his nose will probably be removed tomorrow. We will keep him on continuous feeds even after we go home and then down the road we will try bolus feeding (feeding all at once like meals). I haven’t seen any liquid or air in the bag yet but he is tolerating his feeds well so the venting tube must be working. Rob bought Coop some flavored lip smackers (chap-stick) to encourage positive feedback for sucking his lips. He seems to like sucking on his bottom lip.
Susan and John spent their "date night" visiting with Coop!Cami Poulson Lane (married Rich Lane). Rob and I went to school with Rich. Such a small worldLouie & Rodrigo- the coolest kids in PCMC. They have races down the hallway in the middle of the night and Rob is often found in Louie's room playing guitar hero until the wee hours of the morning. We will miss them.
Since the weather is so nice today we went outside for a walk to let him get some fresh air. Charlie hasn't been outside for so long and he really seamed to like it. By the fountain in front of Primary Children's Hospital
I saved this picture for last because it was my favorite part of today. When he was basking in the sun his pupils reacted and became the same size as mine were at the time.