The boys are doing very well today. Aiden had another echocardiogram this morning that showed his heart murmur is smaller. He is going to get one more dose of medicine for his murmur today and then a repeat echo in a couple of days to make sure it is completely closed. Please continue to pray for Aiden’s little heart! Evan continues on the conventional ventilator, and the doctors have said that they will most likely continue this throughout the week. Both boys increased the volume of their feeds by a small amount and seem to be tolerating them a little better.
David and I got to hold our sons for the first time today! We both had to take off our shirts and hold the boys directly on our skin. The nurses call it “skin to skin” time. I held Evan while David held Aiden. Evan did very well. He grimaced when the nurses took him out of his little warm house (incubator), but he fell asleep as soon has he was placed on my chest. Aiden did fairly well. He had a little bit of a hard time keeping his breathing constant, but he fit very comfortably in his Daddy’s chest.
Aiden also had his first “bath” today, which means that we got to see his head for the first time. He has dark hair and dark eyelashes. Evan, however, has blond hair and very light eyelashes. Aiden is opening his eyes more and more everyday. Evan is still our little pirate, opening only his left eye. His right eye is still fused shut.
David’s family came into town on Saturday evening. It was very nice to be able to show Evan and Aiden off! They left this afternoon, and my mom went back to Oklahoma today as well. We are so blessed to have such wonderful family.We really thank everyone for your prayers and support. This is a very difficult time, but also a very happy time as we watch two little miracles grow and develop.