Sunday, May 18, 2008

Update on My Baby Boy

Hello all, it's me.....Greg, my wonderful and amazing wife who started this blog gave me the privilege to drop a note, I just wish I had something insightful to say but unfortunately I have had somewhere between 5-7 hours of sleep since waiting up Friday morning when we got Maggie ready for her Pre-K graduation. We are experiencing the wonderful NICU emotional roller coaster high highs, stomach dropping curves, and rock bottom crashing dives, all I know is I am holding on with one white knuckled hand the other wrapped around Ging, bitting my bottom lip so I don't puke, but leaving the corner of my mouth open as I scream in glee, all the while with one eye clenched shut for fear of worst that is reddened and still wet because I cannot stop crying but the other eye wide open spying at my perfect, beautiful little boy, my wonderful wife, and little princess. I am hoping and praying that this cruel and usual ride is almost over, and even though that I am at my wits end, and my grip is loosing strength I think and see my family, my immediate family here supporting us, and our extended family and friends that are reading this I find a little more strength to keep going because I am in LOVE with an AMAZING woman that has given me the most amazing gift that even though I have only held him once I feel like the luckiest man in the world and will keep my butt planted on this ride and see it through because the big man upstairs has a plan and has surrounded my with everything I need and more things than I could have ever dreamed of.

Fionn is doing well, he was extubated sometime this morning (taken off the ventilator) was placed on a nasal cannula but moved backwards, slightly and is on a C-PAP machine which somewhere in between the nasal cannula and vent. He has been stable and resting comfortably, unfortunately no holding, and minimal touching because they are trying to reduce his stimulus which is REALLY hard because all we want is to bond with our little guy. For the Steeler fans he has his terrible towel in his isolate bed and he has some Penguin stuff so he representing the black and gold proudly. Well I am getting drowsy and may try to take a quick nap, if you are reading this please feel free to drop us a comment to let us know how you all are. Thanks to listening to ramble.
Greg

PS. I want to thank my WONDERFUL wife for being the most AMAZING woman I know, I know that this process has not been easy by any stretch and we are not even getting out of the woods but I LOVE you and together just like we always do.

PSS. I Love You Maggie Moo, Daddy misses you and HAPPY PENGUIN DAY!!!!!!!!!

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boltefamily said...

What a great update from a great daddy and husband!