Saturday, February 7, 2009

Moving Along

I must thank everyone for their endless prayers and support. Every day I learn of a new person or church who is praying for Cain. I truly don't believe Cain would be moving along as fast as he is without all of your prayers.

On that note, we have GREAT news to report today. Cain's breathing tube was removed today around 10:30 a.m. and he is finally breathing on his own. It is such a relief to see him without the breathing tube. And so much fun to finally see his whole face. We still haven't heard him cry so it will be a great day when we hear that first cry. We are told it may take a few days for his vocal chords to get used to not having the tube down his throat. Once we hear that cry several times I'm sure we will be looking for a "mute" button! Other great news from today is that he also had one of his chest tubes removed, his foley catheter removed, both Brad and I were finally able to hold him again, he was moved into a "big boy" crib, and he had a feeding tube inserted so he could start receiving my colostrum.




(Look at me! No more breathing tube. Yipee)


(Daddy holding me for the first time after surgery)


(Mommy holding me for the first time after surgery)


(Tucked in for the night in my "big boy" bed)

Cain's not the only one "moving along". Today was the day the Grandparents had to move along and get back to Louisiana. Brad, Cain and I hated to see them leave. My parents, Brad's mom and his step-sister have all been here this week. They were a huge help and wonderful support to us while they were here. We will miss them while they are gone but I'm sure they will all be back soon.


(picture with my parents before they had to go back to Louisiana. See you soon MiMi and Granddaddy)

10 comments:

3 "A's" and a "B" said...

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!" I am so excited for little man!!! You continue to fight!!!

Hitchcock Family said...

Yeah Cain!!!! I am so glad he is now strong enough to have that breathing tube removed! He is doing so great! He is a strong little man for sure!

Kristy Statham said...

What great news!!! Cain is even more precious now that I can see his face - of course that means he looks like you, Cat! We are keeping the prayers rolling in and it is amazing to see the work that God has done in all of your lives. Cain is a true miracle in more than 1 sense of the word.

Anonymous said...

Catherine, he is such a handsome little man. Wes and I look forward to meeting him. Thanks so much for keeping us updated with your blog. Ya'll are always in our prayers. Amanda and Wes

Kathy said...

Brad, Catherine & Cain,
It was so great to come in to work on Monday morning and check on updates and find out that Cain is doing so well. And what a precious face! You can really tell that he is not holding fluids. I KNOW the power of prayer works, I've seen it many times.

clairedf said...

Fantastic news! We were hoping his progress would be this good, but he has exceeded our expectations. Way to go, Cain! God is so good.

Claire Frederick (seniordetail2@msn.com)

julie moss said...

Brad and Catherine--I have kept up with Cain's progress daily through your website. I've prayed so hard everyday and Cain is truly a fighter. You are both so blessed that God picked you as the parents of Cain. What a blessing !! I pray that each day Cain will fill you both with so much love and happiness. Love to all of you...Julie Moss

The Burns Family said...

That is wonderful news! He is such a cutie. We finally get to see his face. Hope to see you soon.

chrissy b said...

I'm so happy! God is already proving to have given you such a strong little guy, & an adorable one too!

dawn said...

HE IS SO CUTE!! I can not wait to meet him.