Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Just gotta be patient

That's what I keep telling myself. I can't say I've been very good at it the last few days. I am getting just a small taste of what parents go thru who have NICU babies, and my heart truly hurts for those parents. As I pass them sitting with their precious little ones, I just can't imagine the agony. You just want you baby to be ok, to hurry up and heal so you can go home and get about life as a family.

Chandler is thankfully out of any danger, but his jaundice flared up, as they saw in a test at 5 am this morning. So they decided to put him under a lamp for 24 hours. I'm glad they want to be cautious, I know it's the right thing to do. It's just so hard to be patient. I already miss him so much because we were having a great time bonding in our room together... now I'm back to only visiting him for feedings every 3 hours, and other than feeding, I can't hold him much because he needs to be under that lamp. They'll test again tomorrow morning, and hopefully by 10 AM we'll be reunited...and going home!

Thank you again to all who have sent such sweet and warm thoughts. It really means more than I can explain and gives me something to smile about! Of course there are many stories to tell, which I can hopefully get going once we get home...

If you think of us tonight, please keep praying. So many have been, and I can really feel it. God's always been in control, but I think He has special pleasure from seeing His people petition Him on behalf of someone. Maybe it gives Him something to smile about, too!


On a lighter note: Can you believe there was an almost 9 pound baby in there?!!! I know I was big, but seriously!?! No wonder people thought it was twins! And it is nice to be able to see my toes again, ha!


Anonymous said...

I was just thinking how interesting it is that the internet has allowed us to form friendships with people we have never met. When I got home Saturday evening and didn't see any pics up, I actually got a bit worried. I prayed for you all that night before I even heard about the difficulties because I just had this feeling that you would have posted already if things had gone according to plan. Hang in there and give Chandler a hug for all of us :)

Mells said...

I'm still praying for Chandler and your family. Love always,
Melony :) ..."The LORD is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made" (Psalm 145 :13b NIV).

Sarah J. said...

I saw Dr. Arya today (LOVE HER) and she said Chandler's birth definitely added a few new gray hairs to her head.

I'm so glad I got to meet Chandler on Sunday. He is a beautiful baby!! Having been through a similar NICU experience, I know it is tough. But it will be over before you know it and you'll have your sweet baby boy all to yourself. We'll join in prayer for peace and patience for your family right now.

Love you,