Friday, March 6, 2009

Holding Him Again.

Day by day more lines are being removed from Ethan. The withdrawls are slowly getting under control and the swelling is almost gone. Today the other chest tube, an IV line to his heart, and an arterial line were removed from his little body. Although there are a lot of lines to go, we could finally HOLD him again! What a special time it was. What a gift Ethan is in our life. Everyday is a miracle. Greg brought down the kids today and they got to see and hold Ethan (briefly). It was the first time we were all together as a family since before Surgery.

We have met several other families on the heart unit and have come to love the staff there. It is an amazing place! This is a special experience we are meant to have, and I hope and pray we learn everything the Lord wants us to learn. We also continue to be in awe at the service and prayers that are being offered in our behalf. Thank you.


Greg and Heidi


ZippityDoDaw said...

I am so happy you are able to hold him again!!! I am sure you are just soaking up every precious minute!! I have been hungry to hear about more of his great advancements! My how effective is Lasix?!!! Gone is the puffiness. He looks so happy to be free of many tubes.
Much Love and Prayers, Wendy

Brianne Skidmore said...

He is so cute. Does he miss me, today? Tell him I'll be back soon. I'm thrilled for you guys. Every mom deserves to hold her baby.
PS- I was bombarded with concerns and well-wishes at the park today. Everyone misses you and is praying for our boy.

Molly Wright said...

He looks so great! I'm so glad you can hold him again. You'll be home in no time. We'll pray for good eating!

Ryan and Shannan Hoffman said...

I am so happy you were able to hold him. What a precious experience, especially for your other kids.

Davis Family Ü said...

Heidi, Glad to see he is improving. He is beautiful!You are in my thoughts and prayers. KimDavis

Meredith said...

I bet that was the BEST feeling ever! He is going to be a baby that wont walk till he is 5 because you will want to hold him so much :) I dont blame ya either!

Shelly Karren said...

Heidi, I'm glad I've finally found your blog. Reading your posts reminds me a lot of what my mom would say about Melanie. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Greg, and Ethan daily. Love, Shelly

Cheryl said...

So glad you can hold your sweet boy! Let me know when you are in need of company or treats. My folks live in Phoenix and I can leave the kids and come see you. Hang in there my friend!
Lots of love and prayers,
Cheryl and the gang