Wednesday, July 29, 2009

July 28, 2009

Tired. That word doesn’t even begin to describe the way that Shannon and I feel mentally. This is definitely one of the hardest trials in life that either of us has been through. Seeing our child sick and not being able to do anything about it hurts us in a way that cannot be put into words. Despite everything that is going on, this little man still puts a smile on our faces every time we see him. He truly is a miracle and he has touched us both in a way that is indescribable. Shannon and I hold each other up everyday working together to get through this and we could not do it without all of your help and love. Please keep the prayers and thoughts coming to our little man. Before I sign off at midnight yet again I would like to share a few updates and pictures of the little man today. Gabe’s left lung is still collapsed and they are working to get it opened up again and hopefully we will see some good results in the morning. He has continued to get his food every eight hours and he seems to be tolerating it very well. The big news for the day is that they removed the chest tube out of the right side of his chest. It hasn’t been draining any fluid over the past two days and they decided to pull it out and see how it does. This means we are on step closer to holding our little man. Every time Shannon and I see Gabe, we just want to pick him up and give him the biggest hug and never let go. It hurts us so much to not be able to hug him or care for him. We look forward to that day and hopefully it won’t be too far off. Nurse “S” is taking care of Gabe tonight and she is doing a wonderful job of keeping his airway clean and getting those secretions out of his lungs that have been giving us so many problems. They mentioned tonight that if they don’t see a change in the right direction by tomorrow morning they will be ordering another bronchoscopy. We love you Gabe! Hang in there my son.

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