Apr 2, 2009

"Perfect"

Crashed out on Daddy...


Being a Rock Star is so Tiring...




This is my big sister Catherine, Davis' aunt. She came to visit earlier this week and, while she could only stay a little while, we were so glad to see her. She is beyond amazing and we love her so much. I wish Davis could grow up closer to her so he could just absorb all the love that she just radiates. We miss her already :)

Davis had his first follow up appointment at Duke this week. We drove down after work on Monday and stayed at Parker's House for his Tuesday appointment, which lasted for SEVEN HOURS. That's right, SEVEN HOURS! It was nice to see everyone but we were pretty frazzled by the end of the day, and then we had to drive the five hours home. We had hoped to be able to stop by and see our nurses, but Davis was so hungry and upset we had to wait until next time. We hope to plan several days for these travels in the future as it is just a lot for little Davis to deal with. It was so strange to go back to the hospital and walk through the NICU doors, except this time we had Davis with us. 

Besides a little anemia and some mildly decreased pulmonary function, things are looking "perfect" according to Dr. Benjamin. When she said perfect, I had to ask her to repeat it... it just sounded so nice! We've started Davis on a nebulizer w/ albuterol and pulmocort to try and help those airways expand a bit, and he's on another iron supplement for the anemia. We are now feeding him at will rather than a strict 3 hour schedule schedule... so far, so good. 

8 comments:

Jaime's World said...

What wonderful news you heard! We are so glad that Davis is doing so well! We wish Mr. Davis continued improvement...he's a true fighter.

I understand what you were saying about your sister, mine doesn't live in town either, but she shares a special bond with Jared and I know she will with Jaime, too...just like I know your sister will share a special bond like none other with Davis!

Hugs to all,
Sheryl

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

Catherine IS very sweet! I'm glad she was able to visit again.

By the way...is that a TV I spy in the background???

Anonymous said...

sooo glad to hear he is doing so well!!! thank you for sharing w/ us! love the backround!

Tracy Meats said...

Adorable "rock star" picture! Glad to hear the great news that Davis is doing so well!! Many prayers he keeps thriving and growing.

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

Anonymous said...

I don't get time to write often, but like to check in when I can. It has been an amazing gift to see Davis grow up before my eyes. The ROGS girls think of you all often and continue to send positive vibes and prayers. Hopefully, some day when he is up to it, we can see this this rascal in real 3D! Hugs to all. Dr. C

Anonymous said...

Lindsey,
What an answer to prayers Davis is!
Thanks for keeping up the blog - I check it regularly.

David Carnahan

Lana said...

Wonderful news to hear, definately. He is just adorable. I'm jealous of Aunt Catherine and Karen being able to hold, kiss and snuggle your little champ.

Alex & Ingrid Houchin said...

Well done little Davis! Great news that he is doing so well. And he is soo cute!