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:
Braden Wilson
Texas Children's Hospital
PICU, Pod 1, Bed 6
6621 Fannin
Houston, TX 77030

Thanks for all your continued support and love!! Kodi and the Beez


Susanna and Greg said...

We are so glad that today went so well. We just know that GOD will take care of sweet Braden. I loves the posters you made, they are very cute. We are also happy that you and Brad can hold Braden once again, it is so important for Braden to feel your love for him during this difficult time. Stay strong.
We love you three,
Greg, Susie and Lil Miss

Tonya said...

How comforting to be in momma's arms....and how comforting for momma too. So glad good news continues to come in from Braden's testing and reports. AND....what awesome news about your sister, Kodi! We celebrate with you!!! Good night hugs to you all --- give Braden a squeeze from the Crawshaw 4!

B said...

I'm so glad Shayla has made it through! AND for the little miracles that God has already worked on Braden's lungs and vocal cords! Never underestimate the power of a mother's touch! I know that you both enjoy holding each other. :-) Give Braden a kiss for us!

Anonymous said...

We really appreciate all the news on the blog, especially the good news. There are many prayers for all of you during this time of trial. Being old-fashioned, we sent you a card to the Ronald McDonald House.

Love, Grandma and Grandpa Wilson

Chris Hutton said...

I just wanted to wish you both the best. I am sure it will be no time until you can hold Braden in your arms all the time. Take care and know that you are in my thoughts.

Chris Hutton

Gram said...

It's so good to see you holding Braden once again. I know this will speed up the healing process with moms loving touches, kisses and snuggles. His pictures look very clear. Such good news! Hopefully we get more of these good news days ahead.

Love and hugs,

Nancy L said...

Wilson Family,
We are all praying for Braden. Susanna keeps us informed and has been working her tail end off to help you three. You are so blessed to have such a wonderful and selfless friend.
I have faith that God will get Braden through this difficult time. Cry out to God and he will listen to your needs.
I sent this to Greg when he was in Iraq and I thought it may bring some comfort to you as well:

I will be strong and courageous. I will not be terrified, or discouraged; for the Lord my God is with me wherever I go.
Joshua 1:9

Nancy said...

love from the homefront (batavia ave) gene is watching the grass and has edged- I have some of your mail-let me know if you want me to send it or if someone is going that way to bring it to you. give sweet cheeks some kisses from his adopted mimi and poppa on batavia. Kodi take care of yourself, too. he will need your strenght when ya'll come home... Love and hugs <>< kathy and gene said...

the pictures of his vocal cords is priceless, and the one of you holding him wasn't too bad either!!! Prayers are still going. Love,<>< kathy and gene