Friday, December 08, 2006
Braden and parents upon returning from our glorious trip, caught the bug. While mommy & daddy are recovering mostly, poor little guy has a cough that is sticking with him. He is on a regimen of augmenten, so we hope this will knock it out.
We have some good news to share about his head growth. In past postings I have shared with you, that slow head growth is not good, because the brain needs to grow. In the early stages of regular doctor visits once we finally got to go home from the NICU... Braden was only charting on the growth scale in the FOURTH percentile, way below his peers, and didn't even come close to approaching the range of normal. This week when we went to see our local nuero, we got some exciting news that gives us hope (God just seems to know when we need that little glimmer to pick our spirits up)... Braden actually fits INSIDE a pattern that puts him near the 25th percentile!!! God continues to bless us with his unending love - THANK YOU!!!!
We are preparing to fly home again for Christmas. After a wonderful experience with Continental over THanksgiving, we decided to save Braden four travel days of living in a carseat just to get to KS & back (not even counting driving around in KS to see family). We will only have to spend two half days travelling to & from, rather than TWO two-day trips just to reach our destination. Brad's brother has graciously offered us his Yukon so we can travel to Western KS to see my family, so they can all meet Braden. We are so thankful, and excited!
We will probably not have anything to post until we get to KS and it's near Christmas, but we want to thank you for your postings and prayers. Thanks for stopping by.
Kodi, Brad, Baby Bee