Sorry for the silence in posting over the last 2 days! It's been a bit of a whirlwind, but thank you for your continued prayers. Today is postop day 6, and we are really thankful for Hudson's continued progress, and for God's faithfulness amidst my skepticism. Most of the last two days have been really slow progress, and then a sprint here in the last 12 hours! To catch you up, we waited for him to start breathing enough to remove his breathing tube for all of postop day 4. He had met the milestone to remove it by the end of that day, but it was too late in the day to remove it. After much anticipation for all of yesterday (postop day 5), he finally had the breathing tube removed late yesterday, and started bottle feeds last night! This morning his final chest tube and central line came out, and he has now gone to the step-down unit!! He is making amazing progress, despite our impatience. Please pray that Kelly and I and family would trust God with his timing, and know that every event is in His perfect timing according to His perfect faithfulness. As for Hudson, he has some calcium imbalances that we are still trying to figure out what's causing it, with a possible issue with his parathyroid gland. Please pray that God would allow them to find a root cause sooner than later (my impatience again), and/or that it would correct itself over the next few days now that he has started breastmilk again.
On a different note, Taylor and Will have come into town this morning to meet their new brother and sister for the first time. Please pray that their level of comprehension of the situation would be enough for them to understand why our family has to continue to be separated for the next week or two (especially Will).
Thanks again for your prayers!
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time . . .
Ecclesiastes 3:14 I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before him. That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away.
Matthew 6:27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?