Wednesday, February 27, 2008

BIG Day!

"Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song." Psalm 95:1-2

I am so excited as I am writing this tonight---COY TOOK HIS FIRST BOTTLE TODAY!! Not only did he take it, he took all 30 ccs in 15 minutes and wanted more! He did not desat or brady (drop his heart rate) once! I didn't get to feed him because the Occupational Therapist needed to do it to evaluate his "suck, swallow, breathe" reflex, but I was right there cheering him on! He is such a little Gritbaby and we are so proud of him! This is really a HUGE milestone, I mean HUGE. The OT will come back tomorrow and feed him again, if she thinks he's ready, they'll try 2 bottles per day; the rest of the feedings will be gavage (through his NG tube). Eventually, he'll be strong enough to take 8 bottles per day (one every 3 hours round the clock)....This is a picture of Coy after taking his first bottle!


Today "Grams" Cook was able to hold him for the first time! They both thoroughly enjoyed it! Here is a picture...


We have not heard any results of the latest holter monitor, his heart rhythm has been more stable the past few days! He continues to be on 21% (room air) oxygen most of the day, weaning the liter flow will start early next week...He had another eye exam tonight and Dr. Hittner said "things look good!" These exams always make me nervous! He still is having touble "stooling" without a suppository, please pray for poop!

Our God is such an awesome God. I am in awe of his presence and healing in Coy. It was just an amazing day!

Please continue to pray for Coy. We are so appreciative!

24 comments:

Reyne said...

I am so excited for ya'll and Coy! He looks adorable!! What a great day! These are the events and the memories that will help you make it through these difficult days in the NICU. These are the ones to hold on to. What a huge milestone today and they will keep on happening. I am so glad the eye test was good and that he did so great with his first bottle! Keep up the good work, Coy! He is really starting to look like a big boy now and so cute in all his clothes! We will continue to pray for Coy's growth and complete healing, and for you and Chris to stay strong together!
Love,
Reyne

Robyn said...

What wonderful news!! A whole bottle--in record time! Praying for continued increase in feeds and for nursing and bottles to go well.

Thanking God for his continued healing and a good eye report.

I'll keep praying for poop.

Destini said...

I am so excited to see God making himself known to your family. He is a great God who hears and answers our prayers. I am praying that Coy continues to grow, develop, & poop :)
Have a great day!

RyanAndrew2007 said...

Yay!!! I'm so happy for you guys. Coy is such a little fighter. I hope bottle feeding continues to go well, and he is able to fly right through the rest of his NICU stay. Reading your story brings back so many memories...it's great to reminisce. Congratulations to you all.

Love,
Julie

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful morning for me... I read your blog everyday and this last post just put the biggest smile on my face!!! God Bless!!!

Anonymous said...

That's awesome

Susan

Anonymous said...

That's awesome

Susan

Esperanza said...

Yeah... hurraaaa yeah Coy... You go boy... I am super super happy.... we all are... I hope he gets to be fattttt and chubbbyyyy yeahhhh
he is soo beautiful... we are all very excited... we keep praying girl...we keep praying...
Esperanza Orlando & Liam P

Amanda said...

Go Coy! That's such fun news! Gritbaby - love that.

Anonymous said...

That is TERRIFIC news! WOW! Praying for poop and continued healing of all systems! And that he can go home with his Mommy and Daddy soon!

Anonymous said...

WoooHooo! What a wonderful day! Coy looks so big and handsome taking his bottle. Prayers will keep flowing for the little man...
Love to you and your families,
Ashley (Hayes) Farrell

ironsce07 said...

Go Baby Coy!! That is awesome news...a great start to my day!

Anonymous said...

How exciting for you! After all you've been through, what joy in getting to experience his first bottle! Many might take this action granted, but you got an extra blessing of joy from it!

Anonymous said...

Ann Marie you are an inspiration to me. I read your blog and I begin to cry because you have so much inner beauty and strength. You dont realize it yet, but you and Coy are inspiring us all. Chris and you are lucky to have each other and I pray for your precious Coy everyday.

snelson's said...

YAY!!!! I remember the day my Abigail took her first bottle! It's amazing, isn't it?! And no desats/bradys! Even better!!!! Abby desated a bit with her first one. I am so excited for you guys!!!! Praise the Lord!!!!

And I understand the "Poop Prayer"...something you never thought you'd pray for!! But lo and behold, it's at the top of your list!!! :-)

Melissa said...

What wonderful news!!!!! I am so excited for all of you! Way to go Coy! God is so great!

Cherlyn said...

Praise God!

You all continue to be in my prayers!

Allison said...

Great news! I have been keeping up with you guys since Suzi pointed out your blog. Coy is such a fighter and am so happy that he is doing so well. We will continue to pray for you.

Allison Roberts

Anonymous said...

We are so happy to hear Coy is doing well and took his bottle today. Keep up the good work little man! You are such a fighter. Chris and Ann Marie, we pray for the three of you daily and every week put in a prayer request at church for Coy. Stay strong and if there is anything we can do, please let us know.

Steph and Will G.

Muggle Mom said...

what a big boy!!! such great news!!!

Ann Glowacki said...

Holy Cow, Ann Marie!

He sounds just like Jaxson... sucking the bottle down in record time!!!! What a guy!!! Jaxson used to eat so fast and suck so hard (he still does, it's so cute) that he'd forget to breathe, brady and then desat so much! That fantastic news that Coy ate like a little pro!!! What good news... I wish I had checked the blog earlier today. Coy is just such a little cutie, and what fantastic news about his eyes too... I am so happy for you! We will definitely pray for good poops! (we've had our issues there too... I've done a few suppositories since we've been home!)

Love,
Ann

Vicki Willis said...

GOOD JOB, GRIT-BABY! You keep on making Grit-man and Grit-mama happy. That makes all of us happy too.

Coy looks like a little baby doll in the picture where he has just taken his bottle. What a cutie pie!

Love and prayers, Vicki

Nana in Nashville said...

Way to go Coy ! What a trooper you are!!Every little step is a miracle.Thank you Lord for Coys first bottle.We pray for him to get stronger and stronger..before we know it Coy will be 4 lbs.Go Coy Go !!Sleep soumd in Jesus.

The Van Fam said...

AMEN!! I have to tell you, I was barely able to read the verse because I was so anxious to see the headline!! My entire devotional and prayer time was dedicated to Coy yesterday morning and that he'd be able to take the breast/bottle!! What a answer and blessing!!! He's so precious and looks just like his daddy!!

We will continue to pray for good feeds and more bottles!! Prayers for poop as well...this seems to be an issue with so many babies!! I have one that never stops and one that has a tough time!! LOL!! Praying for y'alls continued strength and this precious 'grit' baby!!

Blessings,
Stephanie