Today was a great day! Ciaran graduated from the Jet ventilating machine - he is now on the conventional ventilator that resembles more of a normal breathing pattern. He did better than expected with the transition and hence has already had some of the settings readjusted as a result of his success. We are so excited about this step forward!
Ciaran also had the privilege of having his diaper changed by his Daddy today. Little did Cris realize what he was in for! At the beginning of the diaper change, Ciaran had only a wet diaper - as Cris went to freshen him up - Ciaran decided to let it all out - and pooed all over Cris's hands - way too funny!
Cris is feeling more and more comfortable with the boys everyday which is nice to see. He is handling them more and participating in their daily care with more comfort and ease - it is great that he is getting trained so well before the boys get home!
Shay continues to do amazing on his new ventilation system. Everyone in the NICU are very impressed with his success so far. He was out for another cuddle today with me for two hours - it is such an unbelievable feeling getting to hold him...I hope that I never lose sight of this blessing!
Tomorrow will be another exciting day! If Ciaran continues to do well over night on his new breathing system - he will be able to come out for a cuddle tomorrow afternoon - I don't want to get my hopes up too high...although I must say - I am dying for the opportunity to hold him again! I must say that it is almost as if Ciaran knows when Shay is out for a cuddle as it always seems to be about the time that Ciaran's machines start going off - which indicates that intervention is required...it really is quite ironic!
Anyhow, that is all for now! It feels so nice to report so many positives today...we are so thankful for days like today!