Saturday, January 12, 2008

Yale's Original Due Date

Today is January 12th 2008. Today was my originaly due date for Yale. It seems only fitting today I got to hold my sweet baby.

As for Yale's medical condition, he is continuing to amaze me. He had one of his drainage tubes taken out today. As well neurology had another EEG done on him to monitor the electrical levels in his brain where they think there is damage. We haven't really gotten any results yet, but they say it is great that he hasn't had any more seizures, the medication he is on is helping.

Yale has also been taken off of morphine and placed on codiene. They hope that this will allow him to become more aware. The morphine was making him pretty drowsy, and they hope changing his pain killers can help him to wake up, and help his breathing become more stable without the help of nasal prongs.

His nurse mentioned to me that he has quite to sucking reflex when given his feeds, and she isn't making promises. but thinks he'll be a great breastfeeder! We just need him to be able to manage his breathing on his own and they will let us try a few breast feeds...

Today has been a great day so far... I know we have a long way to go, but man did I ever need and enjoy the time I had with Yale... Life will never be the same for me.... or anyone for that matter!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you and I am amazed that you have been keeping the log up so well.
I am thrilled that you were able to hold Yale today!!
He obviously has his mothers fight.... Good for Yale and you both!
Tami

Mommy said...

Oh Tanna I wish I was still there to see you holding your son for the first time. I'm sitting here crying big fat tears of joy! I miss you so much. Thanks for keeping the blog so well to make us all feel so much a part of your and Yal's life.
Love Mommy

Jodi said...

I have tears in my eyes. Seeing you holding Yale is so amazing.
Go Yale Go!!!

hockeymomof3 said...

Hi Tanna, u don't know me, but I am coming to Toronto Sick Kids with my daughter this Thursday, do u or Tyler need anything?? I am a londonmoms member. I could meet up with u if u want.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that you finally got to hold Yale. It is an amazing feeling to hold your child for the first time. He is such a beautiful baby. You two have been in my thoughts and prayers.
Stacey Glassford

Anonymous said...

Tanna...

He looks great and looks just like you!!! What a great day today is:o)
Congrats to you both.
Tanya
London moms

Anonymous said...

This just made my day. Soooooo happy for you!

Melanie (barmybee)

Tiffany said...

Hey Tanna congrats on your new baby boy Yale. He is a cutie pie. I will be praying that he comes home soon!
talk soon
Tiffany(bensmommy)

Tiffany said...

Congrats Tanna, You baby boy Yale is a cutiepie. Praying that the both of you come home really soon!
talk to you soon!
Tiffany(bensmommy,lms)

kany said...

He is gorgeous Tanna, he looks like you and Tyler. I am glad he continous to do awesome....