Noah's blood counts were low so they gave him his second blood transfusion today. They're going to leave the IV in as long as it lasts in case they have to give him more. Poor guy... He has a tube in his left arm, an IV in his right hand, a tube in his throat for breathing, a tube in his belly for food, and a light strapped to his foot to monitor oxygen. I'm sure there are other tubes or monitors that I am forgetting. His blood sugar level is finally stabilized. They're going to give him food every six hours, so that means he is handling it well! They took the light off again, hopefully it will stay off. I think he is doing well.
Yesterday was a hard day for me. For some reason it was just hard to see him hooked up to everything. His breathing tube looked crooked so it made is mouth stretched to the side. I guess there will be good days and bad days for us too. It helps to have a wonderful husband by my side to tell me everything is going to be ok. I couldn't have made it through this without him. He was there every day and night at the hospital, always there to comfort me and cheer me up. I couldn't ask for a better husband.
I'm also thankful to wonderful friends and family who were either there or called someone every day. Mom and dad came to see us every day. Stephenie and Michelle came every day and brought lots of stuff. My friends at work came to visit and kept in contact everyday. They also supplied me with plenty of things to do while I was laying flat in bed. Our whole family kept in contact with me, Steven, or my mom every day. I know a LOT of people were praying and still are. I am thankful, very thankful.
The thing that keeps this little family going most is God. When we first went to the hospital they told us that any baby born before 24 weeks has no chance of survival. I believe God let him stay in for one more week so he would be more than 24 weeks. I believe that Noah's life is going to be a testimony to God's awesome power. We've seen doctors and nurses already amazed at how strong he is. I know this road is going to be long and have ups and downs, but it's going to lead to something great. I'm excited to apart of it!