Monday, April 19, 2010

We've got a Name!

Thanks again to all of you who have offered prayers, thoughts, stories, comfort, support; it means a lot to us that we have such a good group of family and friends.

[Babe] Bluhm is doing great; he has been taken off of his oxygen and is now only being supplemented (just a little bit) through a nasal tube (he started out with a throat tube). Additionally, they have temporarily ended the chest tube suction procedure and will wait 24 hours to take an x-ray of his chest cavity. This is the 2nd time they have tried this. The first time they shut off the suction, they waited 12 hours, took an x-ray, and found that just a little bit of air had leaked back out of his left lung; this was a good sign that his lung had nearly healed. They gave his lung another 24 hours to heal and shut it off again...which brings us to the present.
Sarah has been doing great; she ran a low-grade fever last night for about 12 hours but it was just a "milk fever" and they have allowed her to continue to see Will despite the fever. Although it did take a call from Dr Larson for that to happen. She was able to take his temp, change his diaper, cuddle a little bit, giggle with him- and for this Sarah is very happy. Sarah may be able to leave here tomorrow afternoon; then little Will hopefully by this weekend.
So here we are: everyone is doing great!

Born April 16, 2010 at 12:38 pm
6 lbs 14 oz
18 3/4"
He is nearly a spitting image of [Buddy] when he was born, except he has my hair (lucky fellow) and Sarah's mouth. Lookout ladies!
Thanks again to everyone-

The Manb

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