Thursday, February 12, 2009

A GREAT day!

Well the day started off not so great because the upper GI got bumped to tomorrow. After that disappointing news, I started to prepare Brayden's bottle. Our wonderfully fantastic occupational therapist (did you like that Tessa?!) came over and we were talking and Chris was feeding Brayden. Andddddddd....HE FINISHED HIS WHOLE BOTTLE! We were shocked. If they would have let me throw a party right then and there in the NICU I would have.

So that was at 9am. At 11:30 I made his next bottle and we fed him and....he finished that WHOLE bottle too! And again and 3pm, 6pm and 9pm! He finished his 6pm bottle in 8 minutes! We are shocked and so, so happy! We won't be there for his 12am and 3am bottles but our favorite night nurse Shannon will be there to take care of him (which really makes it easier for me to sleep!).

Also, Chris and I got interviewed on the radio today! It was so neat! ACH is doing a pledge-a-thon and we were asked to do an interview on our experience at ACH. I was so excited to be able to share not only about what the doctors, nurses and other staff have done for us and for Brayden, but also to share about Brayden's testimony and let others see the power of God. After we were off the air the vj's thanked us for using our time to share about God and his awesome love. It was so, so cool.

So, tomorrow the GI test should take place. Please continue to pray that Brayden will take his full bottles so that we can come home! And a quick update on Baby B - he is off ECMO and seems to be responding well! Praise God!

40 comments:

A Fun Family said...

Wow! What an answer to prayer! Thanks for sharing the good report! May continue to bless Brayden with consistant progress!
~The B's

Kendra said...

How PRAISE THE LORD!!! Jenna that is GREAT news!! God just went above and beyond, didn't He?!
What a wonderful answer to prayer =)
Praying you and Chris get some rest tonight!

mommyto3 said...

Yay Brayden!!!! What an answer to prayer! We're continuing to pray for you guys!!

Anonymous said...

So good to hear your update. I'm glad that Brayden is finally eating better--what a testimony you guys have! By the way, it is DJ (disc jockey).

Shaila Creekmore said...

I am so happy for you guys! It sounds like he's finally getting ready to go home too. I hope he continues well tomorrow!

mumameee said...

yay!!! May God continue to bless you XO

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear that Brayden did so well today!!! Thinking of you all in California!

Stacie
Los Angeles, CA

Nikki Todd said...
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Nikki Todd said...

I am so happy to hear such a positive report! I wait every evening to read your update.

capperson said...

Oh wow!!! I'm so happy to hear this. I hope everything goes well tomorrow :)

L2L said...

Yeah, I am so happy. We will keep the prayers going,and going, and going. Just like the energizer bunny!!!!

Shelley said...

That's amazing news! I can't wait to hear how well he's doing again tomorrow.

Lisa in Dallas said...

Yea!!!! It's so good to hear Brayden kept those feedings down today. We will continue to pray for another great day tomorrow.

Kristi in Virginia said...

Oh, I am so happy to see such a fabulous update!! Yay!! Praise God!

tara said...

what a blessing!! our family too will continue to pray for his progress. what an awesome day, praying new mercies will unfold and await you tomorrow as well. hoping it won't be long now for Brayden to make his arrival home.
tara

Lisa said...

I am so happy for you!
Tell Baby B's family that we are happy for them as well.
This post made my night!

AnneGirl said...

Way to go Brayden, eating all of your bottles like a champ!! Glad to hear it's starting to come around for you! Hoping your test tomorrow goes smoothly and comes back normal! I'm glad your mom & dad got the opportunity to share your story & how it's touched all of our lives. Keep it up and pretty soon you'll be sucking down bottles at home, and your mom or dad will have to get up each feed (because there's no nurses at home) and they'll love it because you'll all be at HOME!! Take care
~Annette & William

Harris Family said...

YAY for all the praises!

Lianna Knight said...

Praise praise praise!!!

Heather said...

Praise the Lord! That's great news! I will be in constant prayer that he continues to do so well so he can go home and that the GI will come back normal!
Hugs and prayers,
Heather~ On the Homefront

Anonymous said...

I am thanking GOD!!! I will pray for more great news!
Love,
Your Sister In Christ, Bryant AR

Heather said...

Jenna- this is so awesome!!!! I am so, so happy for you guys! (One of the radio guys is a friend of mine...and I have been listening to the radioathon...sorry I missed you and Brayden's story!!!)

Jennifer said...

Hi Jenna -
I just wanted to tell you that you are not alone. I am an NICU nurse who also has a son with grade 4 reflux. We thicken his feeds with rice cereal and he is on Regan and Zantac also. All these measures help greatly and as he grows (he is now 6 mos) the reflux gets better and better and the pain associated with the reflux is pretty much nonexistent now. On the NICU side, this time right now seems to drag on and last forever but in a couple of months you life will be so full of new experiences with and loving every moment of that cute little babe that your time in the NI will seem so short. (And one great thing - if there is one- is that he will be on an awesome feeding schedule) Your and your family are in my prayers and if you have any questions feel free to email me!
God Bless!
Jennifer

Hailey said...

Praise Him!
Good job Brayden!
Still praying in NC.

Jill said...

i'm not sure if i've left a comment before or not, but i have been reading your story and am praying for you and your sweet boy. he is a doll!

Andrea said...

So excited to hear about the progress Brayden is making with his bottles. Praise God!

Praying the upper GI goes well and that it brings clarity to his situation.

Anonymous said...

Jenna,
What wonderful news! Praying that Brayden continues to finish his bottles, and the testing goes well today.
Gail
Annapolis, MD

Valerie said...

Yay!!! That is such good news!

Emily said...

Ahhhh! Yeah Brayden Yeah:) This post brought a HUGE smile to my face!! Continuing prayinig for you and Brayden:) Hang in there friend:) You are trully a great inspiration to many.. your strength and courage seize to amaze me! Brayden is one lucky baby to have a momma and daddy like you and Chris:)

Adrienne said...

So happy to hear that Brayden is doing so well! I bet its just a matter of time until he's at home! Praise the Lord, He has been good!

Kristi said...

Yeah!!! What a blessing. I will pray that he keeps taking those bottles :).

Lea Ann said...

Yay! What an answer to prayer! Still praying here in Tennessee.

Pam said...

Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!! Yeah for Brayden

Leanne said...

God is so Good! So glad to hear the news of Brayden taking his bottle!!

Brooke said...

Go Brayden!! Keep it up!

sarahross said...

Go Brayden!!!!

Megan L Hutchings said...

What GREAT news!!! I think Brayden could hear us cheering him on while he was drinking his bottle :)!

His Doorkeeper said...

oh Jenna! How exciting is the news about Brayden taking all those feedings! Bless his heart...he's a hungry boy! Praise the Lord for His working in your lives! We are still praying for you all to get home soon!

Barb said...

Way to go Brayden,finish all your bottles so you can go home.Tell mommy and daddy hi....Barb

Rachel said...

That is awesome news about Brayden! I heard ya'll on the radio-thon while driving around on Thursday! I later heard them talking about Team Brayden again later! Hope ya'll get to go home very soon!

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