Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Destined to be friends - smile for today

I wanted to share with you an e-mail from our daycare this morning. LaTacia will send me updates occasionally to let me know how our little man in doing. I was laughing out loud with this one, and it just warmed my heart, so I thought I would share...

For those who don't know, JazMyn is four, and was born a preemie - she has respiratory issues like Braden, has a g-tube, suction machine, and sleeps on oxygen at night too... she is the daughter of the day-care owner, Latacia.

From LaTacia:
"Just thought I let you know that it has been confirmed that JazMyn and Braden are destine to be best of friends.
Well, Mr. Braden sounded a lil junkie to me and I decided to give him a saline treatment. He was kind of fussy and I figured he just wanted to eat a few minutes early. So after feeding and then starting his treatment, I decided to walk away into the kitchen to put of G-tube supplies and bottle. Braden was still a lil fussy and all of a sudden, I hear Jaz saying "don't worry bout it Braden, it's gonna make you breefffffff betta and it's gonna make you cough". Now mind you, I'm only a few feet away in the kitchen, so I peep in to see. There was Ms. Jaz, rubbing Braden's hand and wiping his mouth comforting him through his treatment. So I smiled, but didn't say anything. Then she tells him "put the mask back on before momma see it off and make you get another treatment". I fell out laughing. Kids really do pay attention girl."

Have a great day,
Kodi, Brad, Braden, LaTacia, & JazMyn

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Football Season update

While Braden has been doing very well at fighting off another respiratory infection, it caught up with mommy, but antibiotics are keeping everyone else from catching it to that degree.

Recently we had the Heckert's over for a weekend playdate... as you can see the boys decided to play with each other on the floor, before the mommies decided to do some playing with Jackson's little wonder ball, with a make-shift game of soccer and rolling.

The first LSU football game was away, and we spent time with our friends the Richard's, who shared their bunny with Braden to experience the soft fur texture, which Braden seemed to enjoy a lot. I think he wanted to take a nap with that bunny!

Daddy joined a friend for the first home LSU game this past weekend, while mommy and Braden stayed home to watch the late-night game on TV. As you can see, we were all decked out to cheer on our Tigers. Later this week mommy will post pics from our "Football" photo session for all to enjoy.

We are busy as ever at LSU, and Braden continues to make changes too, just not all of them good:-( We will be seeing the local nuero tommorrow because of a new kind of seizure he started having. At that time we will find out if more testing will be necessary, but we expect a new EEG and a new MRI will be in order. We will find out more about when/where we will do a muscle biopsy as well.

Thanks for checking on us!
The Wilsons