Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Ohh, the Aggies are playing today!
They're my favorite team!
Happy Thanksgiving everybody
I hope the Aggies win!
All this turkey makes me sleepy!

Happy Thanksgiving from Rhys. We have a whole lot to be thankful for! We are thankful for our sweet baby boy. We are thankful for all he has overcome, and we are thankful for his personal angel and twin brother Bentley looking down and protecting him.

He got mad this morning when he couldn't find his pacifier and he rolled over from his stomach onto his back. We weren't there but his nurse told us what happened. She was very excited. She also told us it was a very good sign that he can "lace" his fingers together. Rhys is getting two bottles a day now and he's doing quite well. He hasn't taken a whole bottle again, but he is doing at least half of it per feeding which is great. We need to work up to a bottle at every feeding before Rhys can come home. He had a consult today for his hernias. We are waiting to hear back on what the doctors recommend. While I don't want him to have to go back on the vent (even for the surgery), I would be worried about it if he went home with them as is. But, we will obviously do whatever is best for Rhys.

We just fed Rhys his first bottle and he took a little over half. He is still building up his endurance and learning to keep his mouth sealed, but he's doing it! He has a look on his face after eating that can only be described as "milk drunk".

And while the Aggies might stink this year, we are still flying the colors loud and proud! Rhys says "gig 'em!"


Mary Anne Whiteley said...

Gig em Rhys, future member of the Wrecking Crew!

Parker's mom said...

What alot we have to be thankful for! Rhys looks and seems to be doing great! The home O2 isn't as bad as I thought it would be. If I can do it, you guys will have NO problem. Do they have a projected discharge date? Sounds like it will be sooner rather then later! I am happy to say, Parker is home and still very attached to his Zaky. He snuggles right up to it and is a happy little boy. And his boxing glove is proudly displayed in his room. I continue to pray for you guys everyday.