We have a smile!

Parker has improved slowly over the course of the day. He is still very, very weak and very easily upset. But, his oxygen requirements are way down and he cracked a wee bit of a smile for us. So, we see the light. He will definitely stay the night in the ICU and depending on how he does overnight and tomorrow he may get to go down to the airway floor tomorrow.

Ian’s mom arrived at our house in Whitby and will overlap with my mom for a day. The big boys are enjoying the arrival of spring and being spoiled by their grandmothers. I am amazed constantly at just how well they have grasped all of what has been asked of them since Parker’s birth. Most other parents that I talk to agree that older siblings so often rise to the occasion. Griffin and Berkeley both wanted to learn to participate in Parker’s care and we included them where we could safely do so.

Tonight I will stay at the hospital with Parker while Ian goes to the hotel. We are going to switch off so that someone is always with him while someone can get a good night’s sleep. It is amazing how exhausting this is. I’ve taken a long nap everyday.

5 Responses to “We have a smile!”

  1. 1 Lara (IsaacsMom) April 17, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful update!


  2. 2 Kristy (LKN) April 17, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    What a little champ he is! Good news!

  3. 3 Rene Dereksen April 18, 2008 at 1:56 am

    Yay Parker! I’m so glad to hear that he’s starting to feel a little better. It won’t be much longer you guys are going home equipment-free!

    Rene Dereksen
    Tommys Mommy

  4. 4 Jolly Foster Corley April 18, 2008 at 4:06 am

    I am so happy to hear that things are improving. I just want you to know we think about you often. We appreciate the time you put into keeping everyone updated. Our love and prayers are with you. Always Jolly, Chris, Ronan and Renn

  5. 5 Angela April 18, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    From what I cam see the boys are doing fine.. Yesterday I asked Berkley if he was looking forward to having Parker home and he said yes.

    It’s a slow steady pace to recovery but it sounds like things are heading in the right direction.. still looking forward to having you guys home soon.

    Oh and what happened to all that free time reading and catching up on sleep you where gonna have while Parker was under sedation LOL not so much huh…

    Missin you lots.. lots of hugs and kisses to the curly cue for me..


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