Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sunday, Jan. 25 - Monday, Jan. 26

It has been one week since Reed's surgery and he is doing great! We used to have to work so hard to get Reed to smile at us but he smiles at us all the time now with no effort! I was talking to one of the nurses yesterday and Ryan said look at Reed. He was just smiling and cooing like he was carrying on a conversation with us!
Look how greasy Reed's hair is in this picture. I gave him a sponge bath and you will notice in later pictures that his hair is now fuzzy. Thanks Rebekah for the mobile you let us borrow. The boys love it! They both just sat in the bed and stared at it for a long time.

They won't take their eyes off the mobile to look at their mom!

Poor Braden just has to go and go! He will be so glad when brother gets home so he won't have to get in the car every day! We are still working on Reed feeding. He has reflux so they started him on some different medicine for this. Dr. Dodd said that this will get better with time and some patience. He will come home with that tube in his nose to help with his feedings. One positive to this is that I will not have to feed him at night and just hook him up to a pump:-) I wonder if I could get one of those for Braden!!! Just kidding!

Here is one of Reed's previous nurses, Deidre. She is hilarious and acts like she is on a constant caffeine kick. We miss her since we have been moved to the 6th floor. Ryan and I have to learn to listen to Reed's stomach to make sure the tube is in the right place. I feel like we could both be nurses when this is all said and done with! Braden loves his Rainforest bouncer. He will just talk to himself and sit in this for a hour straight! Hopefully Reed will love this too when he comes home. Reed is ready to come home!!!!! Hopefully it will not be too much longer...maybe another week.

17 comments:

Missy said...

So cute!! Looks like he is getting stronger each day!! We are praying for you all!! I love the pictures of the boys together!!

Jan Garner said...

Ryan and Keeley,

I can't tell you how excited Dick and I are that Reed is doing so well! It is truly a gift from God. All of you are in our prayers - first of all, that God would daily strengthen Reed, and that He will give you all the stamina you need over the next few weeks. God Bless. Dick and Jan Garner

Bethany said...

hi ryan & keely,

i have been reading your blog for several months now. i just caught up and i am so very happy to see that reed has a new heart. that is such a huge blessing from the lord!! he truly does answer our prayers.

my daughter has hlhs and we are currently in the hospital. she is recovering from her second surgery, the glenn operation. she's doing great.

anyway, i just wanted to drop a quick line to let you know that i will be praying for your little reed.

The Simmons Family said...

Reed is looking so GOOD and look at him drinking the bottle! I'm so excited for you. The boys look sweet together... how great to have a twin to grow up with!

Jenni Chism said...

Hey Keeley,
we have been checking up on Reed through Kevin's cousin John and Kelly Julian's blog. Your boys are precious. We are praying for you to have both of them home soon! May God continue to bless his progress and give you His strength till you get him home.
Jenni Chism

DCVol said...

Way to go Reed! I am praying for you guys as you work in the feeding in preparation for the big "H" word (home!). Reed is so precious~ I seriously get teary every time I look at him. Hope to stop by and say hello soon! Love, Kelly S.

Courtney said...

Glad you guys are doing good! I love the new pics and updates! I don't know how you do it all...? :)

andrea said...

Wow...Reed is looking so great! I hope the next week flies by quickly so you can have your whole family at home :)

Sarah said...

Reed looks great! I really enjoy seeing the pictures and updates about your sweet boys.

Beth and Harrison said...

He looks so great!!! I cant believe it! I have tried to come up a couple times after work but ya'll have already been gone and they wont let me in!! I am so happy for ya'll that reed is doing so well! I miss my boyfriend Braden too! Tell him his girlfriend still loves him! I'd love to come and see ya'll and help out with Braden! Give me a call!
Love, Beth

Heather B Mc said...

wow!! God is so good. What a journey y'all are on. They are too cute. Thanks for all the pics and updates.

Natalie said...

I love seeing the pictures of the boys. Reed looks so good. Justin and I have really been wanting to come visit you guys but we have been nasty sick ever since last week. Easton started it...
But once we are all in tip top shape we would LOVE to come see you. We are still praying for Reed and his health and that he will start downing those bottles :0)

mandiandjosh said...

Great pictures! The news just keeps getting better with big Reed! I love those chubby cheeks:>

carol said...

Gram says that she can't wait to squeeze those boys and kiss'em till they scream HELP!!! It's been a long journey and one that Ryan and Keeley have been so brave and courageous about. The Lord our God is so good and loving and we thank him so much for this wonderful gift he has given Reed. Those boys will be so happy together and not having to part so much. I know the wonderful people, drs and nurses have been so good and will miss both the boys. It will be nice to be HOME>>> Love the four of you gram and papa t and see you soon. IN gods prayers always

lyla said...

so precious!! we are still praying for reed every day. lilly (our 4 year old) prays for his little heart every night. so excited for you that home is finally in sight! i don't know how you find any time to post, but i am so glad you do--i check your blog all the time for updates!

Anonymous said...

Hey Keeley, I know the nurse Diedre. She went to Harding and was in Ju Go Ju with me. She is precious.
We are praying for your sweet boy and you too!! Hang in there!!! I am sure you are tired too. But good news, God is a GOD of strength as you know, so HE can and WILL sustain you! Love your blog! Blessings. Becca (king) Daniel

Michael and Hannah said...

I love the pic of you and Reed, Keeley. Praying he gets to come home soon!