Tuesday, 30 June 2009

A Promotion

Hi all,

I'm so sorry for the delay in updating, days just fly here & yet seem to stay still.

Baby James is nothing short of a little fighter. He is now managing on a 10 hours off, 2 on Cpap ventilation cycle. He gets tired during the tenth hour but his blood gases say he's managing fine. Clever little lungs. He also gets very grumpy when he has to go back on, not that I blame him!

Feed wise he's really picked up. He's up to 10mls every 3 hours, increasing by 1ml whilst he tolorates. BIG NEWS today as well...he got to breast feed for the first time. He didn't entirely understand but is trying. It was beautiful to partake in something natural and bonding with my little boy. It was an incredible moment & one I shall never forget.

Now for BIG NEWS number 2, James has been promoted. He was moved down from Intensive Care to High Dependancy. Yipee!!

Anyway it's been a good few days although we catch ourselves & are careful to get excited! Thank you again for all your prayers & support!

Please pray for another CDH baby who arrived this morning. She is yet to be named but is beautiful!

Thanks again.

Mummy Beth xx


Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,

James looks absolutely gorgeous in the latest picture, what a fantastic smile. He's changed so much since the last pictures you posted. Seems like hte only way is up with James, he really has been a great little fighter. I can't wait to show Emily the picture when she comes home from school. Keep up the fantastic work James, and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

Lots of love Suexxxxxxx

Maxton's Mommy said...

You guys! He is sooo cute!! I am glad he is such a rockstar! :-) We have been praying for you guys and I figured no news was good news!!!

Much love and many prayers!


Candice and Rob Beal said...

omg! he's doing so great! how exciting! he looks awesome! great job guys!

Craftysis7 said...

Your little James is just so cute!! Love the smile on that sweet little face! Have been checking in on you daily and was so glad to hear such a positive post!! Still praying your little one!! May God continue to bless you all!!

Nashville Tn

Stephanie said...

What fabulous news. I'm so sorry I've been out of touch. Dealing with an infant and a 7 year old at home and one in the NICU is pretty demanding. I'm so proud of James and his fight. You must be thrilled. Not too much longer til he's released, huh? Still praying!!!

Much love,

Alex, Ingrid, Alina & Robbie Houchin said...

So glad to hear that little James is doing so well. Congratulations for the promotion, I can only imagine how thrilled you are. We are thinking about you and hoping that James continues to do well.

Liz and Shane said...

James is so adorable! I am praying for you little one. Glad to hear he is out of ICU. Praying he continues to get stronger.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely smile James has. He looks really happy. We are so pleased he is progressing so well. Good luck with the breast feeding.

Best wishes from Glenis,Barry and Lizzie