Feb 23, 2009

Bath Time





Tonight, Nurse Yvette had us give Davis a bath. It was so nice to see him without ANY tubes or wires, if only for a moment. This was his first bath and though he didn't really enjoy it as it was happening, afterward he felt great! When we came in today, the IV tower was gone, meaning they had pulled out his UVC which was an umbilical access for his meds that had been in WAY TOO LONG. It was at risk for infection, but there was no other way to deliver his meds (barring an operation to install the broviac). We have been working on bottle feeds for a few days now, and since Davis was intubated for so long he does not want anything in his mouth. He will try a little and sometimes he likes the pacifier, so he feeds through a tube that goes into his nose and down to his stomach called an NG tube. Now that he can tolerate food in his belly, all of his meds are administered through his NG tube, straight to his stomach. So, no more uvc in his belly button! That is how we were able to get some pictures with nothing on him! This was a blessed night and we are so thankful for all of your prayers.....

P.S. Davis smiled today.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

How wonderful!

Jenny Thomas said...

These are the best pictures and wonderful news. You both look so happy. May God continue to bless your family as we continue to pray.

Brandon said...

I always look forward to the positive reports of the progress. Thanks for the updates. It is nice to see your expressions of joy as well.

Brad, Kellie, Lucy and Baby Carter said...

Yay for clean babies!

Dawn at CHERUBS said...

How adorable Davis is!!!! Love the new photos!!!

Dawn Williamson

CHERUBS - The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support
http://www.cdhsupport.org
http://www.cdhresearch.org

Tracy Meats said...

Love the smile!! Keep up with the great progress Davis!!

Tracy Meats - mom to Ian, born with a LCDH on 4/3/04 and WY and CO State Rep. for CHERUBS

Craig and Kristi Kuehl said...

I know it was said before, but you ALL really do look so happy! Davis is such an inspiration and gives all of us with this road ahead so much hope! He is so lucky to have strong parents and looks like he will be home soon :) Please continue to keep us posted and we will continue to pray that he comes home soon :)

Anonymous said...

He has the most beautiful smile:) I know it just melted your hearts!
I love you and look forward to talking to you about all the progress Davis is making! XOXOXOXO from 'Aunt' Catherine

Kaitlin said...

Ok. Those pictures are too cute. Look at him! He looks so happy!I would be too if I had just gotten to take a bath for the first time in 3 weeks. It also helps that he has you two for parents and youre simply amazing. Yep..Davis has many a reason to be happy. I hope I'll be able to make it over there soon (this weekend, fingers crossed)but until then I love you all so much! Especially that adorable little nephew of mine!

Brad said...

Beyond cute. Mike- I got your message the other night and sent you a text. Did you get it? Give me a call when you get a chance if you still need to talk.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful update!
We know that each new experience is exciting to you (and to Us!) That little smile was precious!
We pray often for these "progressions" to continue.
Love all of you! Great Grandma and Grandpa

Noelle said...

What a gorgeous smile! Oh I'm so glad you guys are getting to hold and bathe your sweet boy. He's so beautiful, and I'm wonderfully pleased with the progress he is making! I'll be in the area over the next two weekends, so if you want to get together, just call! And as always, I am praying every time I think of you! (Which is a lot) So rest easy.
Mwah Mwah Mwah!
*Noelle

RFoor1136 said...

Davis is looking great and I promise you baths are some of your best moments with them. Davis is very lucky to have parents as happy and strong as you too. You remind us all of the true meaning of children.

We look forward to seeing all of you soon.

Elizabeth said...

It is the little things we appreciate - now Davis start eating so you can break outa baby jail! (AKA the NICU!)

With thoughts & prayers,
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

praying for all of you! what a handsome guy!

Kristen Brown said...

I think he looks like you, Carolyn.
He is absolutely adorable!

Fer said...

Really nice pictures!