I am happy to report that there is very little to report! Travis and I went down and joined the NICU staff during doctor's rounds this morning. ALL of the doctors were so impressed with Ned's stability. I was so proud during the meeting to be the mother of the "all-star". They decided to make a couple of changes to his medications: take him off some of the sedation drugs and just tweek a couple other things to really get some of his settings right on target. They also let us know that his little collar bone was broken during birth. I guess it's a good thing that he is on pain medication right now. He shouldn't feel anything and they say it will just heal itself.
Travis was hounded by the doctors for wearing his DUKE shirt to the rounds meeting this morning. I was so embarrassed. They said it could have been worse.....Maryland! I guess I'll have to decorate Ned's bed with UNC paraphanalia to make sure he gets the best care...I don't want them to hold Travis' shortcomings against little Ned.
If he continues to do as well tomorrow, they will start assessing him for surgery. It will be pretty unscheduled. As soon as they think his stats are perfect and stable, surgery will be a go!
We have been blessed to have been prayed for by so many people and entire congregations....people we've never met and may never know until we know them in eternity. Until that time, I thank God for all the time and love other people have poured into our lives.
I told Travis tonight, someone told us that when she prayed for us, she envision Jesus hovering over us and protecting us. I think that is so funny because when I have prayed, I have envisioned myself walking behind Jesus with my face dug in his back...you know, like you would go through a haunted house, clinging to someone else, too afraid to look for yourself. He hasn't led me astray even though I had no idea where he was taking me. He has brought us to a place of real surrender and in that we have found blissful peace.
I'm adding a couple of pictures although I know he hasn't changed much....he's still a cutie!