This is the amazing story of our micro preemie, John Craig. He was born on November 30, 2005 at 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 12 inches long. John is a true miracle and an inspiration to all that meet him!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29.11

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day Two

Today (Day two post op) was a very good day for John.  As mentioned, he slept wonderfully last night.....and took two long naps today.  He ate a little and even sat on the side of his bed with PT.  We are still in the PICU for at least one more night.  They stopped morphine and are giving him Tylenol with codeine for pain (he only needed it once today) and valium to relax his leg muscles.  

The Dr. described the feeling in his legs similar to when you hit your elbow on something and get a tingly feeling.  He said the tingly feeling should subside by tomorrow.....yippee!

We are taking it one day at a time and counting our blessings along the way.  Again, thank you all for your continuous prayers.....we know He listens.

 He was super excited to see Papa....and Grams and Grammy again.

And I even got a big smile out of him.....must have been the vanilla ice cream he had just eaten for dinner:)

Little Ms. Hopie is doing wonderful too.....minus the face plant she took this evening outside of the Hospital:(  And my lucky little lady gets to spend the afternoon tomorrow with Daddy, Grams and Papa at the new stadium for the D-backs first spring training game.  A special afternoon just for her......and you should see the adorable D-backs cheer outfit Daddy bought her!  

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Ben & Michelle said...

LOVE the picture with grams and pops... goose bumps... and that sweet smile.. heaven! SO glad to hear the pain is subsiding.... not a moment goes by that we aren't thinking about you all.. you are so brave and the BEST parents ever...

Anthony and Ashleys Mommy said...

So glad the valium helped with his legs. I know that is the only stuff that helps me when my nerve pain flares up. My thoughts are with you guys.


Aunt Alli said...

OMG,I love the pic with Grams and papa. Uncle Craig and Paigers cannot wait to get out there and give that brave boy big hugs!!