Mar 20, 2009

Davis is doing extremely well here at home. He likes to look around at everything in and out of the house. He pretty much stays at home with one of us unless he has a doctor's visit. We did take a walk around the college for Carolyn's birthday but he was out for the whole thing. He loves his crib and his mobile which is exactly like the one Nurse Shanda let him use while he was in the hospital. Aunt Katie Grace brought it over today.

His feeding is really going a lot better. He has successfully taken his whole feed several times for us, but for most of them, he kind of poops out before he finishes. It is exhausting him to try to suck swallow and breathe all at the same time with his undersized left lung but he is doing better every time. On the last Doctor visit Davis had gained an ounce a day weighing in at 7lbs 14 ozs. We are so proud of our little turtle....

By the way, Davis misses his nurses.


Jaime's World said...

Congrats, Davis,
We're so happy to hear how well you are doing!
Keep it up little man!

Love and prayers,

Lana said...

It is wonderful to hear how well Davis is doing. I love seeig new pictures and hearing how he is progressing.

Michael said...

Is'nt life Grand?

Davis - you're looking absolutely perfect! I can hardly wait to meet you - and give your mom and dad a giant hug (I miss them you know). And you know what? Your dad is right, I feel music flowing through you...healing music.

Surrounded by LOVE. That's the key.

Blessings to the Ashworth FAMILY...

Elizabeth said...

Awe - little turtle! He is adorable and doing really well with the weight gain! Go Davis. He has to build up his stamina - soon he will be eating you out of house and home!

With thoughts & prayers,

Tracy Meats said...

Keep up the good job Davis!! He will get there Mom and Dad with his feeds. Look how far he has come!! Gaining weight is wonderful and before you know it, you won't be able to fill him up quick enough.

He is so adorable!!

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

Irvin family said...

It is amazing at how much Davis will thrive now that he is home. Oakley has amazed us since she came home. Prayers that Davis
continues to thrive.

Love The Irvin's

Alison, Chris and Davis Cieszko said...

Ashworth family,
We are so happy to read that Davis went home and that you guys and gals are adjusting. We get so wrapped up in our own lives and "normalcy", and let things that are "tough" get the best of us, and then, God reminds us that His work here on Earth is proof enough that we should take each moment as a blessing, whatever that moment is...good or 'not so good', and be thankful for everything and everyone we have, and everything and everyone He's ever given us and taken away, for He knows best. I am thankful for this day, and thankful that you both have this beautiful little boy to hold in your arms and to love. Who ever knew that we could love someone so much? He is so special...and he is yours. God bless you--and Davis, you hang in there and be tough...those feeds will get easier. Sooner than later, you'll be a pro!

Thoughts and prayers!
The Cieszko Family (Chris, Alison, and Davis Michael Cieszko)

Noelle said...

He is so beautiful. I am proud of him!!! I can't wait to meet that gorgeous little man. I hope you all are doing well at that there have good birthdays all around! I love you all!

Anonymous said...

Such good news :) I can hardly wait to see all of you! It won't be long now... XOXOXOXO Until then.
'Aunt' Catherine

Betsy Dellinger said...

Just wanted to drop in and let you know that although I haven't posted, I have kept up with your son's journey and have prayed for your family very diligently. I am thankful to see that he is home and doing so well. I have a son who survived CDH and know full-well what you have experienced. I'll keep a check in on him, but he sure is a cutie and looks great!