Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Our two boys

My dad and I found Colby sound asleep when we went to see him tonight. He was out cold. He looked really good though. His color was good and I swear it looked liked he grew a bit. After a of holding his hand and talking to him, he awoke. Then he was wide eyed and looking around.

The doctors are trying to gradually reduce his steroid that he's been taking. I guess they Colby can't have surgery until he's off that drug. So when he's able to get completely off it, they will do surgery to put his belly back together. Once that's done he'll be able to digest more of his milk and start gaining some good weight back. The nurse on this evening said it may be in the coming weeks. So we'll keep our fingers crossed. He is back on his supplemental IV's now. The doctors don't want to keep him on those for much longer now because prolonged exposure can end up damaging his liver.

As you can see from the pictures, Evan got to hold his little brother last night. He was very happy to do so and Colby seemed very content and interested in his big brother. Evan asks just about every day how Colby is doing. He's going to make a very good big brother once Colby comes home.

Tracey bid on and won some micro-preemie clothes on e-bay last night. Now that he's getting a little bigger, he'll be able to wear them once the come in. One piece was a Halloween outfit. I can't wait to see him in that!

I'll end on a very interesting note. A good friend of the family who's been following Colby's blog wrote my dad and said she found a very interesting coincidence. She looked up the meaning of "cannula". It turns out it comes from the Latin word meaning literally "little reed", like the plant. Don't believe me? Go ahead and google it!

Thanks for sending that note along, Chris!


Amanda said...

That had to be one of your prouder moments...seeing your two boys together! They are both so handsome!!!

Liz and Chris said...

The pictures of Ev and Colby are just awesome! Evan must have been so proud!

Anonymous said...

Those pictures are so cute!!! Evan looks so proud!!!

Jamie, Jordan, and Maleia

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to someday meeting your "little reed" in person! Until then, I am enjoying the photos and updates on the blog. You're doing a great job Scott!!

Karina said...

It looks like Colby is doing great! I linked through to your blog today and was touched by your story. I cannot imagine how difficult it must be. Though I'm sure you have endless resources at hand I was struck by how similar your story was to the Phillips family. Perhaps you're familiar with them already but when I ran across your blog today I thought immediately of little Kanyon.
Perhaps they'd be potential friends for your shared experience.
Take care & warm wishes.

Anonymous said...

Still praying for you all. Glad to see that Colby's gained a few pounds. He and Evan are so adorable. Both you and Tracey are exceptional people and you're doing a great job. Miss you guys............Carol