I am posting a few pictures. The first 2 are of the kids holding Jaden from this weekend. Ethan would not give him to any of us to hold. It was so cute how much they both cared. The 3rd is Jaden's "guardian angel" nurse Steve. He we believe was put in our path to give the love and support that Jaden needed to help him get through this. The 4th is what Kelly said looked like Dennis the Menace hair. How cute. And the last is of grandma holding Jaden. How cute they all are. (I have been having technical difficulties so hopefully these will post. If not check back tomorrow).
Twila from church came to visit today and was the first from our church family to hold him. Thank you Twila for the wonderful gifts. Jaden already read the book you gave him many times. He is a great story teller. Mom and Kelly came tonight and had dinner with me. They both enjoyed holding Jaden with all of the lines and other stuff gone.
Jaden's x-ray did not go as I had hoped and prayed for. When he swallowed breast milk, a little of it got into his airway. When they gave him a thicker consistnecy, it went fine. What happens is because he has to breath so much faster (which makes it harder), his brain does not tell his flap that protects his airway fast enough to close with the faster flowing breast milk. So for now he has to have breast milk mixed with rice cereal (to thicken it) and then also with fortifier (which is powder formula) to help bond the breast milk and rice cereal together.
So for now, he will not be able to breast feed. This makes me extremely sad :-(So we need lots and lots of prayers so that he is able to get strong enough to be able to close that flap so he can nurse from his mommy. It is possible but could take a very long time. I told the doctors that he is going to study hard and learn it really fast so he can get an "A" on his exam and start nursing.
I will let you know how tomorrow goes. Love to you all, Steph