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Tuesday Wrap-up

Well I forgot to post another update yesterday, but this is truly one of those no-news-is-good-news situations. Robert had his echo and while it indicated roughly the same amount of valve leakage as the original one performed after the procedure, Dr. Gillespie said that the heart still doesn’t sound leaky and the way it sounds is more important than the way it looks. In other words, Robert may quite possibly be in much better shape than we had even initially thought. So please keep praying!

There was no further talk of blood transfusions and his nurse just told me they’re going to give him some iron to help his blood. They’re not to worried about it, though, because he is pink and warm as a baby should be.

Last night after dinner, Robert was wide awake and looking all around. It was adorable and a really special moment for us. Rashell and I would both get down near him and talk to him and his eyes would follow whoever was talking. He was really looking at us and acknowledging us and it was really amazing. I got to change his diaper after he soiled it while I was holding him. I’m sure it won’t be long before that sort of thing becomes annoying, but last night, it was really fun.

Today is starting out well. Robert’s nurse said he ate well this morning and that they’ve taken him off the Heparin and the IV fluids, so he no longer has anything in his lines, which is great. She said they are going to give him oral iron for his blood, and that he will probably be moved to a “step down” unit today, which is also exciting. That gets us several giant steps closer to taking him out of the hospital for the first time since ne was born last week!

Can you believe Robert is already a week old? It’s been a long, hard week, but God has sustained us and He has been gracious both to us and to Robert. Thank you all for your continued prayers and check back for more info.


  1. Tim Weaver wrote:


    We miss you on Thursday’s but, Doug has kept us updated on you and Robert. You are all in my prayers. Today he sent the link to your blog. Your son is beautiful. I will continue to lift you all up in prayer. Tell your husband he is a great blogger.

    GOD be with you,
    Tim Weaver

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 11:00 am | Permalink
  2. John Moore wrote:

    That’s a good looking kid. We’ve got a couple of heart babies in my family. One’s a 32 yr old with a doctorate and the other is 8 with a pig valve in his heart. I’m glad everything’s going well for everyone. Hurry back to YBL, Rashell. We miss you.

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

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