Apr 13, 2009

Little darlin'

Looking a little scared but you can see his scar healing...

With Uncle Jordan...

Thinking about Smiling for Daddy

Davis continues to be the joy of our lives. He still eats 100% from a bottle (take that NG tube!) and still needs prilosec for reflux. We discontinued the nebulizer because it caused a nasty case of thrush that he's still recovering from. The thrush made him averse to eating, so it seemed like the bad outweighed the good with the nebulizer. He's been smiling a lot more and has started to coo a little. I think he gets cuter every day... 

We have an appointment with the pediatric cardiologist next week to check on a few minor heart issues. Because his heart was compressed for so long, one side is somewhat stronger than the other, which I guess could be a problem if it doesn't improve over time. We hope and expect that it will.

Please pray for the Kuehl family. Their son Kaden is a CDH baby fighting for his life as I type this. I do have some happy news! I meant to post this a while ago, but Davis' NICU roommate Nicholas is at home and doing well with his parents. He went home with a lot of equipment and monitors, but we bet that, like Davis, he'll make rapid progress now that he's home sweet home.


Maxton's Mommy said...

what a cutie! :-) glad he is doing well..

Lana said...

Ohh Davis is adorable. I had thrush from some medicine I had to take once...AWFUL I am so sorry for him, but like you I to stopped the medication and felt much better and I know Davis will to.
Hugs and kisses.

Jaime's World said...

Hi Guys,
Love the new pics of Davis! He is so handsome! It's so encouraging to see how well he is thriving! I hope that Jaime does just as well as Davis!
Here's hoping the cardiologist appointment goes well!
Hugs to all of you,

Alex & Ingrid Houchin said...

Davis is so cute. And well done for taking the bottle. Who needs the NG tube anyways! :0)
We are so happy that he is doing well and thriving. We hope that the cardio check-up will go well.

Irvin family said...

Davis gets cuter every time you post new pictures. It is nice to be able to read about babies that have beaten the CDH monster. Praying that Davis continues to thrive:)

Michael and Elizabeth Reeve said...

Your son is just amazing!! Congratulations!!

He gives us hope ;-)

Mike and Beth