Friday, May 2, 2014

Day 8

Today was a day of highs and lows for both Baby Walker's stats and Mommy and Daddy's feelings! Baby Walker has continued to do alright on his ventilator, but he was noticeably agitated all day long. His vital signs were not what they had been over the past week and he was fussy. Every time the nurses re-positioned him or had to touch the little man, his monitor would start beeping and he would make sad little crying faces. He had not processed his milk that he had been doing so well with all week. This had Mommy and Daddy upset for the little guy.

Finally, around 7 PM this afternoon, relief finally came for this little guy, in the form of a "Big Job" (actually 3 big jobs), but he immediately had relief and his vitals went back to normal! Walker settled down and was a happy baby once more. He did so well that Mommy and Walker got to Kangaroo again tonight! Walker laid down on Mommy's chest, was covered by heated blankets, and bonded with Mommy!

After getting back in his crib, Walker weighed in at 1lb. 7ozs! He has grown 4ozs. this week. Mommy and Daddy also had a 1 week celebration by my crib at exactly 12:15.

Day 8 was a roller coaster, but the visits by Betty Wright, Gary and Susan Collins, Pastor Don Reynolds, Dwayne and Patti Jordan, Pastor Payton, Paige and kids, Ellen Price, and Bart and Mimi have made the day go by much faster. We have been truly blessed by God for the people he has placed in our lives. We are humbled by all of the prayers, gifts, donations, hospitality, and love shown to our family. Thank you all for the continued prayers!

Jeremiah 29:11-14
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. 13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.14 And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.


  1. So glad he is gaining weight. Will keep remembering all of you in prayer. :-)
    Debbie McKinney

  2. Keep the faith. God has big plans for this little guy as you already know!!