Sunday, August 1, 2010

Samuel Update

Samuel has had a good couple of days this weekend. Yesterday they took him off all breathing support, and he has been doing fantastic! It's wonderful to be able to see his little face better now that he doesn't have the equipment on his face any longer. We're praying that he continues breathing well on his own so it can stay this way. His jaundice is also getting better, which means he doesn't have to be under any lights at the moment, which means we get to hold him more. He also is eating like a champ (no surprise there) and may be able to try breastfeeding soon. Our biggest concern is still the blood in his brain; they will be doing a head ultrasound on Monday to determine if the blood has begun to resolve on it's own. Thanks again for all of your amazing support, it helps us get through every day at the hospital.

-Ben

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear how well he is doing breathing on his own! :) Praying for Monday's testing. Love, Kami and Ryan

Erin said...

Yay! Nice work, Sammy! We will be sending lots of good vibes tomorrow. Love you guys.

Brent said...

Hoorah! Such great news - keep up the great work Sam! All our love and good thoughts - Brent and Lindsay

Anonymous said...

We're with you.. Prayers and Best Wishes for all.

Love,

UB and AJ

Mark and Jenn said...

Praise God for progress! We'll keep praying for strength and health for Sammy and continued endurance and hope for mommy and daddy. Keep pressing on... we love you!!!

Anonymous said...

We love you so much. Praying and sending love beams to Sammy and his wonderful family.
AJ and UB

Adrienne said...

You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers every day.

Love,
Adrienne and Matt

Beth said...

Still praying day and night for your whole family and especially little (big preemie) Sammy! I'm sending you long distance hugs!