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

Night Two...

....was so much better!!!!!  Ahhhhhhhhh!

He finally fell asleep last night around 5:00pm.....slept solid (snoring and all) until midnight, was up for a few hours (talking about his new Leapster Game Daddy bought him.....and all the other ones he wants.)  It took him awhile to get comfortable again (and he was extremely itchy from the Morphine) but finally the Benadryl took effect and he was sawing logs (Mommy too) until 5:00am.  The nurse changed his pants at that time.....then the two of us fell back asleep until 8:00am this morning.  

I just ordered him 2 pieces of bacon and a blueberry muffin....per his request.  I know some food in his tummy will help him feel better too (all he had yesterday was two orange popsicles.)

The Neurosurgeon also just stopped in.....said PT will come in and get him up sometime today.  Obviously they'll be taking it very slow.  They are also hoping to move him out of the PICU later today and onto a regular floor.....which brings a lot less probing and prodding and  a lot more sleeping (hopefully!)

Hopie was soooooooooooooo excited to see her big brother yesterday.....she came running in the room squealing away.  She would have jumped right up on top of him if we let her.  

Grams was just as excited.....but she was able to control her squealing:)

This was taken around midnight.....he was trying to get comfortable.  Funny thing is, this is exactly how he sleeps at home.  

The nurse walked in and said, "Hmmmmmmm, this can't be good for his O2."  Ha Ha!  His saturation's were still low so she just stuck the oxygen mask under his pillow and all was good again.

And here are my favorite boys this morning....watching some morning cartoons.

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Laura said...

I am so happy he is feeling a bit better and the doctors are able to get him comfortable! He is so cute. Glad you both got some sleep! I can't wait to see in time how much this is going to help him. I also just ask God that he watches over John and continues to keep his hands upon him and heal him and that you guys will get to come home soon! <3 <3 from Michigan

Aunt Alli said...

I love the last pic of Dad and John. Makes my heart smile. So proud of you guys and admire your strength.