Monday, August 21, 2006
Back in Mommy's arms...
As you can see, we can at least hold him occasionally, still in gowns, but it is good for our morale! All the nurses were always asking to see pictures of the little guy, so mommy made some signs for the door, with photos from daddy's wallet. They all seem to really enjoy them.
Today, we went to the operating room and got anethesia for a laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy. The results were amazing... Braden has BOTH vocal cords working, and his airway is clear. I will trly to post those pics at the bottom - you can see his vocal cords and his lung passages. You can also see that we have NO MORE BREATHING TUBE!!!! YEAH!! So we are just waiting for more results and further investigation into our kidney stones for the cause, as the docs don't want to dismiss it as all being blamed on the topimax.
Our nurse Kristy had us Saturday and requested us today... she wants to adopt Braden to take him home to her own boys, ages 1 & 2:-) We hope to have her with us the days she is on, as it is nice for continuity of care - for Braden's sake and ours too.
God can work miracles, and we will wait patiently for ours... but He is still almighty and showing his mercy, as my sister Shala has officially been declared CANCER-FREE after three grueling weeks of radiation therapy and what we affectionately call 'medically induced bulemia'. PRAISE JESUS!!!
We found one more address, that will probably be the MOST reliable while we are here, as it was on our video monitor. You can send cards to:
Texas Children's Hospital
PICU, Pod 1, Bed 6
Houston, TX 77030
Thanks for all your continued support and love!! Kodi and the Beez