Sunday, January 20, 2008

Day 49 - We have a doctor in the house

Tristan had a good night until around 4:00 am when he started turning blue so we turned up the oxygen and his color slowly returned so I sat in bed and held him until he fell asleep around 6:00 am. Tristan's color changed back and forth most of the day today so we took turns watching him.

Every time his color changes it is scary, I guess fortunately we have a "little" doctor in the house! Yes, this is Tayden listening to Tristan's heart. Every day Tayden watches Trayc do this when he is listening to make sure the feeding tube is in Tristan's stomach. So, Tayden ran in his room and got his Fisher Price doctor kit, pulled out the stethoscope and put it in his ears - isn't he cute? Tayden is a lot more aware of Tristan than he was just 7 weeks ago and I am so glad. Every morning I say, "Let's go see the baby" and he runs into our room, climbs up on the bed, leans over the bassinet, touches the blanket and then he's off and running again. He's almost 2 yr. old and although he does not truly understand what's going on I am so glad he's being a part of the family in his own way. Whether it's with the toy stethoscope or when he takes the aspirator and squeezes it on Tristan's head or when he takes Tristan's doggie and lays it on Tristan's stomach or hands a diaper to Tristan, YES he really does all of this, it's so funny and yet it warms my heart.

Please pray for Tristan's strength, please pray for Tristan's color change, please pray that the 2 heart meds will work and please pray for us as we face another new day tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

What precious boys! Praying for you!


Anonymous said...

You have so many precious pictures---the makings of a wonderful scrapbook! I'll bet Tanner will be doing one of his own, too. You are walking this difficult road with grace and dignity; may God continue to sustain all of you in the midst of uncertainties.
Lori, a reader in VA

Pauline said...

That is adorable ...
Our prayers are with you!
Pauline and Tim