Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Tuesday 5/16/06 10:42pm update...


Today was another landmark day. We made enough improvements that the Dr wanted to try him with bolus feedings. This means instead of his continuous feeds, he is back on his every few hours. He is not 100% on these because at night we go back to our pump. His first bolus feeding was at 6pm and he did not start back on the pump until 8pm. Needless to say that according to the nurse, he was definitely ready to eat at 8. We also learned that tomorrow night we have been invited to room with him in a special area. This is a good sign. They only allow parents to do this when the child is stable and ready to go home. Of course we did not give us a firm date, but this is a promising development. So tomorrow, Kodi and I will go to the hospital at 2pm and stay the rest of the day and night. The reason they are not totally sure of our release date is because we still need to get home care established along with learning how the pump works so that we can use it at night. We are not sure exactly what that entails, but we are ready for the challenge and to have Braden home. We’ll keep everyone updated. I probably won’t be able to post tomorrow night but first thing Thursday you can count on it.

BRADLEY

11 comments:

Tonya said...

How cool is that...great progress and "talks" of going HOME! What an awesome milestone! We're praying you there, all the way! What a sweet boy...I just love the pictures you share - I'm kind of hooked on them now...Baby Braden is looking so much like a "big boy!" You guys are doing awesome...Love and hugs from the Crawshaws!

shalamarie said...

Oh How exciting. You get to spend your first nite with him. I am so happy and relieved! Miss you~

General 5A Pigott said...

someone looks like daddy!

Susanna and Greg said...

Yeah! We are so excited that yall will get to spend the night with Braden. We can only imagine how excited you both are! Love You!

Heather Hollis said...

Brad & Kodi--

Hi, I'm so sorry to hear all that has been happening the past few weeks. Please know that you guys and Braden will be in our thoughts and prayers. I hope the rest of the week goes well and you are able to take him home soon. We will keep updated by reading this blog, but I will try to get a hold of you in the next few weeks after you get settled. Take care.

Heather & Chris

Anonymous said...

Great news! and great pictures. He is making great progress, but I guess it is a little early to suggest that he try one of Mom's famous Bloody Mary's (virgin, of course).Can't wait till you guys can bring him home and then maybe we can meet him face to face! Hope he knows how many people are sharing in his growth thanks to the very exceptional parents that he has.
Always think good thoughts

John & Kathy

Anonymous said...

What a good looking boy! We are so sorry to hear about everything your family has been going through. We are sure that your little man is as strong as his Mommy and Daddy are. We are looking forward to reading your post announcing Braden's homecoming! Love,
Nicki, Andy & Jack Renn

nana W said...

Hey everybody, baby Braden is on his way home. Brad just called. the blog will be updated soon.

Nana W

The Giles Family said...

Oh, how fabulous! Yeah, for Wilsons!

Tonya said...

Nana Wilson called me about an hour or so ago....all excited! We're celebrating with you Braden's arrival HOME! What an awesome day for you...and for all of us who share your excitement and joy! May God continue to bless and keep you as your FAMILY enjoys the comforts of home...all three of you together! Way to go, Braden...and Daddy and Mommy too! Love, Tonya

Anonymous said...

How wonderfult to be able to get Braden home with his mommy and daddy. Take care. John and I check on you every day.
Ms. Elaine