Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cedric Update - 4 days old

 It has been a whirlwind of a week!
Cedric's birth has brought us a lot of joy, but mingled with grief over the rough start he has had. We look forward to bringing him home soon!!
After spending the first 36 hours in the dark about what was wrong, the doctors were able to thoroughly explain how some of his organs had suffered due to asphyxia during birth and that his skull had received a fracture with some bleeding underneath that spot, but not in the brain. 
They've now confirmed that his heart, lungs and kidneys are all now functioning normally. His neurological exam yesterday was completely normal for a three day old baby (the first one on day 1 was not at all normal). In about a month they will do an MRI to determine whether any parts of his brain were affected by the lack of oxygen.
So, the only thing keeping him in the hospital is his digestive system. They are slowly increasing the amount of formula they are feeding him and determining how well he feeds and processes it. Once they are happy with that they will release him to come home with us!

THANK YOU for praying ... Cedric is now our miracle baby twice over!
We are pretty exhausted, physically and emotionally. But not discouraged.
 
 Sad to say... this is  Cedric's first bed!
 First hug with his mum.
 Hanging out under the lamps with his dad. (Bill has been able to go more frequently to be with Cedric.)
 Whenever we are there he seems happy and content... some of the nurses have other opinions!!
First time eating with Angela.

7 comments:

  1. Love the pic of his first hug!! And he's a miracle many times over!

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  2. Praise the Lord for this little miracle. We are continuing to pray for Cedric and Lord willing he can go home soon.
    He is one of the cutest little newborns. What a sweet face!! :)

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  3. Thanks for the update, Ang! Still praying! Did they say what caused the lack of oxygen? Was the cord compressed or something?

    Glad that you are getting to cuddle him finally! Love the pics! :)

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  4. Lovely to see the pictures of Cedric with his parents. It has certainly been an unexpected start - if he can come out on top of this one, nothing will hold him back! thinking and praying for you all often - he's lovely. Blessings. Alison

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  5. He watches over the nursing ewes and their lambs. :)

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  6. Hi Ang & Bill & baby Cedric! He's so cute!!! Congrat's to you both and praying for Cedric to continue to get better soon. Please give baby hugs and kisses from us. We're keeping you all in prayer. Much love, the Martinez family (Anaheim, CA)

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  7. Congrats you guys, he is adorable!!! Praying for you all!

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