Thursday, February 11, 2010

Quick Post

We are at the hospital, about to go in for John's last feeding before I head home for the night. Things are looking up.

John is now breathing without oxygen even when he eats--woo-hoo, keep it up, John. His nose is completely clear, so the medicine is working great--hence the eating and breathing coordination. The prayer now becomes that he can get off of the medicine and still eat and breathe at the same time.

And he had a great nursing session tonight. I couldn't believe it. He has been fighting me all day--screaming and so agitated and never latching on at all--it must have been because he couldn't breathe through his nose. After the 9:00 feeding, the nurse didn't even make me give him a bottle; that's a first since we have been here. So, thank you, Lord, for encouragement. His grace is sufficient, isn't it?

Prayers continue to be that he will coordinate his eating and breathing, get off the nose medication, the infection will continue to clear, his lungs will continue to heal, and he will really catch on to nursing.

Okay, off to feed him and then finally home and bed.


Sara said...

That's great news, Laura Beth! We'll keep praying for his recovery, your rest, and his nursing!

Rachel said...

I am praying! I think about you and your family all the time- you are amazing LB! Love you!

Mary said...

Hi Laura Beth! I just caught up on your last few posts. Wow, you must be so exhausted!!! I am praying for the Lord to preserve your stamina, and help John continue to heal and to nurse well. Doesn't it make you so proud of them when they nurse well? I know that sounds weird but it always gave me that feeling. One of those strange motherhood things! Hang in there friend!

Carrie said...

I have been praying for you and John! I know first hand what leaving the hospital without a baby feels like. I hope he continues to heal quickly and you can bring him home this weekend! Until then I will pray for breastfeeding, his health, your strength and heart!