Saturday, May 19, 2007

We are home

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


Anonymous said...

Welcome home, what an amazing fighter you have! I think it is safe to say he imspires all of us who read about him! He looks like he could use a beach and a nice shade palm in that picture! Still sneding you prayers and love!


Anonymous said...

Baby Braden,

Aunt Jeannie, Uncle Dave and your Merrill cousins think that you are the most inspiring little fighter that we have had the pleasure to know. You continue to amaze us with your will to heal. You are BIG Hero to all of us.

Love you Much little guy.

Aunt Jeannie, Uncle Dave and your cousins

Anonymous said...

Dear Braden.... I have decided given your blood line that your spirit to fight is a given. Our loving Father in heaven holds you close and we are all inspird by your will and your momma and dad's trust in the Lord. Praise God you are better and tell the docs you are a living miracle.

love you much
Nana W

Becky said...

Kodi, Brad and Braden -

I just wanted to say hi and let you know that I think of you often and pray for you all of the time. I hope all is well with you down south and will continue to keep y'all in my prayers!

God Bless,
Becky Baldwin