Thursday, July 16, 2009

Day 2

Our little warrior continues to be stable! Thank God!
We got to see a chest X-ray this morning (they take one every day) to see what progress, if any, Rafa's lungs are making in terms of expanding and growing. They're still so tiny that there's not much to see, but it was cool to know what was going on both in and outside. He also has ultrasounds of his brain every other day, blood draws and temperature measurements daily, and all sorts of other monitoring that will become more clear to us as this all unfolds.
Grandma read Rafa The Giving Tree last night and Mommy read him Oh, the Places You'll Go! this afternoon, both of which he seemed to enjoy. Daddy will be heading in about 15 minutes to see him and give him his nightly snuggles before it's bedtime. It's nice to be developing routines with him, just like any new family does with their baby.
Thank you all again for your prayers and positive vibes! We're literally taking this journal one day at a time, and we need a renewed commitment to his recovery every day--that's where you all come in...
Love to you all!


  1. So happy to hear continued good news about our mighty little hero. I am knitting him a blanket, which will grow big along with him and his lungs!

  2. First thing I do when I wake up & the last thing I do before I go to sleep is think of our dear one.

  3. Way to go Rafa. Keep up the good work. We are so proud of all of you.