Sunday, May 23, 2010

Daniel is opening his eyes:)

Upon return to the hospital yesterday, we received the amazing news from our family that Daniel was blinking while we were gone! He was also pretty active moving around. He didn't move much for us at that time, and you could tell he was pretty deep in sleep. When we came back from dinner to say goodnight to Daniel, he totally responded to our voices! He opened his eyes and was squeezing our fingers pretty tight. Needless to say, we had a good night's sleep!

This morning brings much of the same. He is opening his eyes and moving. In fact, last night they had to give him more sedation because he was 'too awake'! They stopped the main dialysis machine because the peritenial dialysis seems to be picking up speed and adequately removing fluid. They have decreased the flow on his oscillating ventilator, which means his lungs are doing more of the work. They have a goal of Monday or Tuesday to close his chest. They want to make sure the swelling is down so nothing compromises his blood pressure.

Now is that time that Daniel needs more comforting than ever. We will be spending more time in his room just holding his hand if nothing else.

The power of prayer is awesome.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praying in thanksgiving for Daniel's progress thus far and for his continued improvement.
Amy Sexton

Anonymous said...

Such wonderful news this beautiful Sunday morning. Hugs to all of you!! Our prayers will continue. Love, The Haukland's

The Gemma's said...

We will continue the prayers for our sweet little boy. So glad the good news is continuing, he is such an amazing child. Blessings on this beautiful Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Go Daniel!! So AWESOME!! Nicki ps Kai never forgets Daniel in her bedtime prayers.

Karen said...

We are so glad to hear this news. Keep up the good work Daniel. We continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Karen and Bill

Carrie said...

What beautiful news to read this Sunday!! So happy to hear better and better news. Hold that baby hand and know that God is holding all of you in his!
XXOO Carrie

Allie said...

Go Daniel Go! We know you'll make it through with enough strength to wrestle with Daddy!
Many prayers,
Allison & family

Spring Transleau said...

Such wonderful news blesses all who hear it. I am so happy that God has blessed us so abundantly. Daniel is such a special boy. God must have a special mission for him during his time on this Earth. I continue to pray for continued success as do the women of grace and moms groups. In Christ's Love, Spring.

Carmen said...

Great news and progress Lisa! Thanks be to God.

Tabitha said...

Amazing news today. We continue to pray for more positive progress.
Much Love,
Tabi and Family

Ana said...

Such good news! Wishing Daniel continued progress. 3Ds

Ana said...

Such good news! Wishing Daniel continued progress. 3Ds