Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Aimee and I were lucky enough to spend most of the morning with our darling son. He is doing pretty well today. They gave him some medicine that can give him some flu like symptoms so he is a little irritable but overall is doing very well. We feel very refreshed today. Thanks to some wonderful friends (Chilton’s, Christensen’s and others) we were able to get a room at the University Guest House. Since I slept a total of 45 minutes the night before it was great to have a good place to go sleep. I came over this morning and spent some time with Jack and then came up to get Aimee to take her down to see the baby.

Dr. Su, the cardiologist, came up while we were there. The man has the aura of a genius, which of course he is. He answered a lot of our questions. The cardiology team met this morning to review Jack’s case and they are planning on surgery on Friday or Monday. The good news was that the results of echo cardiogram looked good (except for the two chamber heart, of course) and that they are optimistic that the surgeries can work. Aimee and I are starting to buckle down and realize that this is really going to be a long road. Luckily now we can start to see how rewarding it can be. We are so grateful for everyone’s support and kind thoughts and comments. It is truly overwhelming and makes me want to do better at expressing encouragement to those who need it.

Here are some more pics of the little guy.


13 comments:

Christina said...

So fun to see the cute photos! I am so glad you got to hold him. Know that we are thinking of and praying for your family!

hugs & prayers,
Christina from IHH
momma to Jacob

Kristen and Jeremy said...

He is so cute you guys! It is so hard to believe that anything is wrong when he looks so perfect! He is bigger than Emerson when she was born! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

ann said...

So precious - thanks for sharing your journey, and moving me, among many, to have the privilege to pray.

Charlie Cooper said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad the delivery went smoothly and that he his finally here. We are continually thinking of you. Let us know if and when you are ready for visitors. In the meantime, thanks for the pictures. He is adorable- Love Angel

Wendy said...

Hi Aimee!

Congratulations to you and your husband on your gorgeous baby boy! I have been wondering how things went and just saw your note on the IHH group. I had to come by and see Jack's pictures first-hand! :) He's just beautiful! And it was great to read that you were both able to hold him before they wisked him off to the NICU, too.

I will be keeping your sweet little boy in my prayers, especially as he heads into surgery soon. Stay strong!

Heart Hugs,

Wendy (& Emma, too!) ~ from IHH
www.caringbridge.org/visit/emmanicole

Melanie (Mama, Mimi) said...

Thanks so much for keeping us updated! I check back frequently!!!

Brammer Family said...

I too am checking your blogs several times a day. Thanks to you both for posting so frequently!

I'm thinkin' at this point he looks like you, Aimee. :)

I just cannot express how happy we are for you both. We are still prayin' and hope things go well for this first surgery!

You guys are great, you can do this! Let us know if you need anything.

Brammer Family said...

I was just informed (or ordered rather) :) by Sandra and Nancy to let you both know they are thinking of you too. They want to wish you both the best of luck. :)

Daisie said...

Thanks so so much for the great pictures! He really is so adorable!! I am so glad you have got to spend some time with him! We love you guys so much! Good Luck with everything! And keep the pictures coming!!

Jill said...

Hi Marc and Aimee, this is Jill Lawrence, Jeremy Christoffersen's cousin. Just wanted to know my family is keeping your little guy in our prayers and thoughts. Take Care and we are praying for you guys.

Kari said...

Congratulations to you all three of you! He is beautiful and he looks tough. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Craig & Kari Weston

Gwen said...

He is so cute and I thought he looks like Aimee too. We are so glad the delivery went well, but sad we are not there to see him in person. Thanks for all the great pictures, keep them coming for us out of state people. We might just have to make up a reason to come to Utah before Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm LOVE that little baby c-ck