Monday, October 15, 2007

8 Days Old

“And if there were miracles wrought then, why has God ceased to be a God of miracles and yet be an unchangeable Being? And behold, I say unto you he changeth not; if so he would cease to be God; and he ceaseth not to be God, and is a God of miracles.” Mormon 9:19

Last night and today Jonah had a couple of episodes with his oxygen. Thank goodness both times ended up being related to the position of his tube. Last night Doctor Kurana was called in to fix his tube because his oxygen dropped so drastically. A similar situation happened today around noon, they ended up needing to suction out his lungs. After, they found a few mucus plugs, etc. I guess the longer they are on the ventilators the more likely they are to have plugs develop, etc. as they aren't able to dislodge and cough up anything (obviously).

So they did finally get him settled (thank goodness). He is doing ok, it is still hard for me to see him the way that he is as he is so fragile compared to Noah. His skin has been through a beating too, right now he has a nasty little sore on his body from one of the sensors they removed. Bless my baby boy, at least he keeps fighting.

One good thing the doctor said today was that Jonah's stats are actually incredibly stable considering they haven't treated his heart PDA and with the bleeding in his brain. In fact, his stats are almost fairly close to Noah's so we can be very grateful for this.

One thing that I find bothersome is the nurses pointing out how good Noah is doing in comparison to little Jonah and how he needs to catch up to his brother. We are painfully aware of how good Noah is doing in comparison.

I do have the faith both will come home someday, the road is going to be a long one but I pray every day that they both will come home in due time and that God will grant them both normal, healthy lives. I hope one day we'll look at our boys and hardly even remember the challenges we experienced in their early days of life.

Love, Shane and Michelle

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