Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Side of Rice

We walked into the NICU tonight to find our sweet boy had been spitting up, a lot. The doctors think he has reflux so they are adding rice cereal to his feedings in order to help thicken things up and hopefully avoid major spits.

Braden actually spit up into his cannula today (maybe another way of him telling us to take it off!) and they tried to see how he would do without it again.... only to put it back in a few hours later. He is just not ready as he still breathes shallow and strains constantly, especially when sleeping.

We are turning into the veterans of the NICU and I have to admit it is starting to get hard to see people come and go so quickly as we just sit tight and wait for our turn to leave. Don't get me wrong, we are counting our blessings, but this situation ichallenges you at times and I am so ready for the chapter at home to begin.

We are having a few showers in the coming weeks and I am so excited as I feel like it will begin to make our soon to come reality, well real!


  1. What an emotional roller coaster ride for you and Brian with Braden's health issues. Stay strong and may your faith carry you through these challenging situations. I love you all so very much. Momma

  2. Hang in there, girl. You and Brian are amazing parents. Your love with get him through this and you guys will be snuggled on the couch before you know it!

  3. I know it has to be so hard, but you are on the home stretch. There's so much to thankful for already . . . and very soon we'll be celebrating Braden's homecoming. Hang in there, sweet Betts-y's! We love you. <3

  4. Hang in there babe. I can't imagine how hard it must be sometimes, but you and your family are strong and you've got people throughout the country pulling for you. Much love! Cousin Sarah. :o)

  5. He is a truly a miracle baby! Stay strong :)