Day 31 - Saturday August 4, 2007

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 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!


Anonymous said...

Oh guys!!! The boys are looking so amazing!! They are really filling are they handsome!!! I'm thrilled to hear of all the positive steps forward and I can't imagine how it must feel to finally be able to hold them... Keep being strong. Those beautiful boys are so lucky to have such wonderful parents!! You all are in a lot of peoples prayers!!
Love Cindy B

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news! It must be so exciting for you to be able to hold the babies and what a joy to change their diapers. Will continue to keep you in our prayers.

Liz Ames

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear of the improvements. It must be a very hard time for you all, but hopefully it's a comfort knowing that so many people are pulling for you all.
My thoughts are with you.
Jim Preston

Cassandra said...

What awesome news! I guess this is proof that miracles do happen everyday.

xo Cassandra

Anonymous said...

Cris and Liza,
It's great to hear that the boys are making progress everyday... You guys are amazing parents... thinking about you guys and praying that things continue in this very positive direction!
Thanks for the updates!

Love, Helen and Nick

diana thomas said...

I'm so excited that you are getting to have more contact with the boys. That's so important and the best times you'll have as parents are when you get to hold your babies (or 5 year olds, eventually!). Treasure every moment! They're looking great and I'm glad to hear that things are going so well. Cris it looks like fatherhood really suits you! Love and prayers, Diana

patpaula said...

hi guys It is great to see that they are doing so well.Each day is a day closer to taking them home.Keep up the good work. Love PAT Paula and the lads. Take care. xxx

Jodi & Shay said...

They are looking so good, and Cris is a natural! I'm sure there will be many more poop stories to come! What amazing progress they have made.
Jodi & Shay