Well chapter 1 shifted to chapter 2 quickly and it is apparent the road ahead is going to be just as long if not longer than the previous. It is another situation where being here awhile is actually an expected, and rather better scenario for Braden.
He is on day 2 in the NICU and in the doctors exact words he is in extremely critical condition with an uncertain outcome. This is obviously an extremely scary situation for us as parents and another reminder we are all in for a long journey. I wish I could sum up one issue with Braden, but at this point the list is quite extensive from high blood pressure, to lung development, to infection, etc. This is another hour by hour situation and getting through the next few days is critical, as will be the next several weeks.
We are so thankful again to the unconditional support from all of you. It is nothing short of priceless to get your emails, texts, and word-of-mouth well wishes. We have been running one of our dearest friends Jennifer "Whatever/Whenever" Brown around town helping us with things and many of you following the blog have been instrumental in helping us get through this, thank you.
This is the best way to stay tuned in to the progression of Braden. We will likely be here through the weekend before heading home early next week once Julia has fully recovered from surgery. Braden is taking things day by day and is certain to be here weeks if not months.
Love to you all and please keep the prayers coming.