Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bye Bye Blue Baby

We never noticed just how blue Daniel's little fingernails and toenails were...until now. Now his little nail beds are the most beautiful shade of pink! We swear his skin tone is noticeably different too. It's amazing.

Our little bao bao is truly a fighter. They were able to remove his breathing tube at around 6:00 this evening. It is painfully obvious that he detests restraints, so the plethora of tubes coming out of everywhere are driving him crazy already! He goes wild just about every hour on the nose, and we are being told that the next 12 - 18 hours will be the roughest. It will be a delicate balancing act of managing his pain and making sure he's breathing properly with his new plumbing.

Jimmy and I decided that we should both stay in the ICU room for now. That way one of us can rest and the other can be next to Daniel during the night. We both feel that someone should be next to him at all times right now.

Thank you all so much for your prayers. They mean the world to us, and they are obviously working! Will update tomorrow...

9 comments:

Amy said...

Praying for you all!!!
Amy Aronowitz

Carrie said...

Praise God!!! I am so relieved. He has been on my mind and I have whispered prayers all day for him and you and Jimmy.
Lisa I feel so relieved reading this ...God bless you and Jimmy and give you both the strength to be there for him.

Also email me your address the kids want to send Daniel some pictures and cards they made.

XXOOlove you guys give daniel a hight five from us...

Anonymous said...

Daniel is so blessed to have you two for parents! We can't wait for him to recover and come home!! He is such a tough little guy and we are so happy the surgery is over!!! Hang in there! The DeBonis family will never forget the amazing gift you just gave your beautiful son!!!

Jennifer and Greg said...

Wow. I am so glad the surgery went well. I have been thinking about you all today but this is the first time I have been able to check in.

I will continue to pray for a smooth night for the three of you. Especially the new pink boy!

Hugs!

Jennifer Smith

Andrew said...

You forgot to mention that his PO2, oxygen saturation level in his blood, went from 80% to 100%. It is truly a miracle.

Carmen said...

Music to my ears! Praises. Thank you for keeping us updated.

Rog N Deege said...

Praying for you guys! God is good all the time!

Spring Transleau said...

I am so happy that everything is going so well. We are praying that his "roughest time" won't be so rough for him or you. He is such a beautiful child. God Bless you. Your great love for him will sustain him through all difficult times.

Alison said...

I'm so glad to hear things went well. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Alison, Chris, and Miss Zoe