Sunday, September 27, 2009

Update!


PRAISE THE LORD!!! Ethan's oxygen cannula was removed this morning!! We have been kissing on those sweet checks all day!! He is now off of all meds, IV nutrients, and oxygen and is eating like a COW. He took 62 cc's tonight at his 6:30 feeding. His stats, including the oxygen levels in his blood, are all great. The nurses are removing his PICC line tonight as well. He sleeps a lot... which is a change for us. Those of you who know our little girl, Helen, know that she rarely sleeps to this day. So, hopefully, we welcome a sleeper to the family! If he continues to stay on this pace, we hope to be home soon. Our Jesus has healed our baby boy, and we give him all the praise and glory!! Please continue to pray for Ethan, JR, and all the other NICU babies that we have come in contact with. We love and so appreciate you all!!

20 comments:

  1. Good news, I'll keep praying!

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  2. That picture is amazing!! He is such a beautiful baby! I'm so happy for you both and for the answered prayers. We serve a wonderful God! We'll still be praying for you! God is so good!

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  3. Oh my, What a beautiful sight to see. He is precious. I am soo happy for you both and I know you cannot wait to get him home. Helen was precius Sunday in church, she told me all about the gorilla and how BIG he was. God has truly blessed your family and you are all a blessing to us. Love you guys and cant wait to meet Baby Ethan.

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  4. Look at those sweet little cheeks! He looks so healthy and "free" from all the tubes! What a sweet sight! Praise Him from whom all blessings flow!

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  5. What wonderful news and what a beautiful little boy! You are all still in our prayers!
    Brooke Daughtry Wilkison

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  6. He is absolutely gorgeous!!! We praise God with you and look forward to seeing him back in Dothan!
    Cathy Bugg

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  7. What a great picture, he is to cute! This is wondeful news, I know you can not wait to get him home. You are all still in our prayers!
    Jenni

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  8. What a beautiful sight!!

    Kristin

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  9. To God be the glory! We all know God is still in the miricle business. Ethan is proof! He is a beautiful boy

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  10. Praise the Lord!! So glad to read this update! I can't imagine how joyous your hearts are today to know you will be home soon with this beautiful baby! So happy for you guys!

    Can't wait to meet little Ethan!

    Jenny Jackson Reid

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  11. HE IS BEAUTIFUL!
    THANK YOU JESUS FOR ANSWERED PRAYER! HELP US TO ALWAYS KEEP CLOSE AT HEART WHERE YOU HAVE BROUGHT US AND WHAT YOU HAVE TAKEN US THROUGH.
    PATTI AND STEVE

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  12. Nothing but tears - happy tears that is!!! Beautiful beautiful boy!!! Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you God for healing this precious boy! May he forever praise your name!

    I cracked up laughing when I read the, "he's eating like a COW" part. Most would say "champ" so that's what I was expecting. So the COW just cracked me up. :)

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  13. Look at that sweet baby boy!! Ava will be so excited to see that picture!

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  14. how beautiful he is.....so proud that he is doing great......Praise God for your miracle....The Gilleys

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  15. What a beautiful baby boy!! He looks soo different from Miss Helen! It's so funny we think we know a thing or two about babies after the first one, and the second one totally proves us wrong!! God Bless y'all and your precious family!
    Mark, Hannah, Shelby, & Cooper

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  16. eeeeeEEEEEEEEEee!! yay!! Praise God for His wonderful healing. I know your heart can't stand any more joy. But just wait. He'll get to go home to his big sissy!! So glad for yall!

    Becky Tucker

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  17. What a beautiful sight to see! Praising and praying with you all still. Much love.

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  18. So glad to hear the good news! Your blog has been a blessing to me. To see God's miraculous healing hands at work!

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  19. That is Great news!!! Praise God!! You will have to get a sound machine when you get home cause he is going to be used to all the alarms, and noise from the NICU! Our little boy would NOT sleep with out some noise!!! Good Luck to yall!!! I guess you will be gone home before we get up there on the 7th for a clinic visit!! I will have to tell Aunt Mary Anne Hall! She will be so happy for you!!

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