We want to thank everyone who has lifted us up in prayer. After discussing Braden's quick recovery and resiliance with his intensivist and nurses - they shared with us that when we brought him in last Friday, that his outlook was not good and they were not sure if Braden would make it. The whole staff at OLOL is amazed that Braden came off life support so quickly, and seemed to rebound with such ease, considering all that the little guy went through just on day one!
We thank God for every day He allows us to watch over the little angel He has sent to us. We know that Braden does not belong to us, and God has appointed us as his earthly guardians, and we feel so very blessed and thankful for that!! Braden has a truly awesome fighting spirit, and I have already learned so much from him. Now at home he is feeling a lot better, and is actually awake several hours throughout the day, as he explores all of his world by contantly looking all around. He is so beautiful - we think he looks like a little cherub!!
Daddy is trying to teach Braden how to relax... hence the photo:-)
We follow-up with the pediatrician this coming Friday, and the surgeon the following week... we have decided that given Braden's rough medical history of trying to get IV access, we will be putting in a medi-port later this summer. We have weighed the risks, and feel the benefits far outweigh them given his situation. We will keep you posted on that schedule, so we can ask for extra prayers, as it will be an overnight procedure and stay.
Thanks a million for your prayers - who knows where we would be without them.
Love to everyone!!
Kodi, Brad, & Braden