Thursday, August 13, 2009

You Take the Good, You Take the Bad

When Brayden was first sent to Children's Hospital in New Orleans, the staff there talked to Mom, Dad, and me. We were warned that with a serious cardiac condition there would be good days and there would be bad days. Well, today is not such a great day for Brayden. He has not taken a major turn for the worse or anything, but he's just taken a little step backwards. You may recall that he was moved from the cardiac ICU to the NICU earlier this week. This is progress and one step closer to being moved to a regular room and then preparing to come home. Anyway, they had removed his feeding tube and he had been eating from a bottle, but they have had to take him off the bottle for at least 24 hours because his heart rate was accelerating. This is hopefully temporary and just a minor setback. The hospital appears to be very cautious (which we like!) and they have assured Brayden's parents that they just want to make sure that he is as healthy as his little sister before they send him home. And, we want him well, too, even if that means he has to stay in the hospital a bit longer.

Thank you all so much for your continued prayers for Brayden and my sister and the family. Brayden is making progress but it is two steps forward, one step back and, as you can imagine, that roller coaster can be draining.

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