We had a very busy weekend. Friday night we took the kids to see Jaden again. They love seeing him. Especially Ashley. My uncle and aunt Curt and Diane came to visit which was really nice.
Saturday, my cousins Stacy and Krista came to visit. While we were at the hospital, they tried taking the ventilator out. While they were doing that, I was holding Jadens hand and he would squeeze my finger. Everything they did though would not make him take a breath. They had to pump him and after so long, they decided they had to put the ventilator back in. That was pretty hard. After that, our brother in law Bill and Bill's mom came to visit. Sal took them to see Jaden while me and the kids took a nap.
Today Sal, the kids and I went in the morning and Jaden was very responsive and alert. After lunch, Sal's sister Wendy and dad Jose came to visit. They had not seen him yet. Sal brought them over while me and the kids took a nap again. When we woke up, my brother Ryan and sister in law Tammy came. Wendy watched the kids while the four of us went to visit. Jaden opened his eyes today and it was so cool to see. While we were there, I also got to hold Jaden again. It was so wonderful. He had been pretty active and then when I was holding him he totally cuddled into my arm and went right to sleep. It was so wonderful. When we were leaving the hospital, we heard someone shout out "Sal" and looked to see one of my dearest friends Angie and her boyfriend Chris, so we turned around and went right back in.
We had a great weekend and Jaden took many new steps. He also got started on milk. He will get 1oz a day. I was so excited. It looks as if he is getting stronger. Sal will hold Jaden tomorrow and we are both very excited as he has not had a turn yet.
I am sorry I tried to post a picture but it would not work so maybe tomorrow. Surgery is Tuesday at 8:15am. We will need to be there by 7am to see him before he goes in. Please do some major praying and have everyone praying. It will not be done until at least 4pm. They said that the rest of the night will be very long and hard and no one will get sleep as he will be all over the board. So keep the prayers rolling as much and often as you can.
We will write again tomorrow. Love to you all, Steph