I am very sorry that I have not posted in a few days. My husband and his mother brought Aidan to come see me! My husband worked all day then drove the 9 hours to come visit and it was just what I needed. It was so great to see them again. I can't believe it had been almost 3 weeks since they had left. I have been told that some people have been worried so I just want everyone to know that no news is good news! Jacob is doing great. I took a break from technology to spend the weekend with my family!
The last time Andy had seen Jacob he still had his vent, 3 iv's and tons of wires. He was not even able to hold him except right before surgery. It was great seeing him hold Jacob and bond with him. He could not believe how different and how good Jacob looked. We both laughed as we dipped his binki in the breast milk and let him drink it. Jacob would suck his lips and make a fishy face. It was so adorable.
It was decided also that I had spent way to much time at the hospital and after 5 weeks I needed a break. So we took Aidan to the zoo on Saturday. The weather was perfect. It was so great to enjoy the day with my family and get out of the hospital for a while, although I did miss Jacob.
I realized that Jacob is mommies boy. When Andy would hold him, he would look around to find me and just stare at me like "Why aren't you holding me?". It is nice to know that he knows me now and I am not just another person to him. He will get like that with daddy too. I am so glad Andy was able to hold him so Jake could start to get to know him.
Aidan was so cute with the baby. He kept talking about how cute and little he was. One time when Jacob was crying, Aidan said "Mommy I will make him stop crying"... He sang "You are my sunshing" to him. When Jacob continued to cry he said "Abracadabra... stop crying". As if on cue Jacob stopped crying. Aidan was so pleased with himself. He hugged him and told him he loved him. It was so nice to see him get to interact with Jake.
Jacob is doing great. He is off of his oxygen. He is still breathing to fast so they are watching that. He is not having many brady episodes. He may drop to 80 or 90 for a second but right back up and that is maybe once a day. It is not a concern at all. His SATs are great (oxygen level). He continues to slowly put on weight, He is still lower than his birth weight but we are getting there.
So again, sorry to everyone who was anxiously awaiting an update. Praying we can go home soon. Not sure when yet but I will let everyone know when we hear something. I know it will not be this week. His cardiologist is on vacation so I don't expect to hear anything until next Monday.
Until then I will try to be better at getting updates on here but please don't worry if I miss a day or two. Like I said, No news is GOOD news!
As always thank your for all of the prayers and support!
Kathy, Andy, Aidan and Jacob and my mom