Monday, February 2, 2009

Today is two weeks after surgery and I am getting stronger by the minute! They did an x-ray of my lung and it is looking much better. So much better that they will try weaning me off my oxygen today and see how I do. Today the nurse told Mommy that as long as I can keep my oxygen saturation levels high enough for 24 hours she will be able to spring me out of this joint!

Mommy has to add a little formula to my milk because I need the extra fat. Aunt Di says she has some spare she would be willing to give me. Apparently because I'm working so hard at getting better, I'm burning more than I'm taking in.

Mom & Dad will both learn how to change my feeding tube just in case I get my breathing down before my eating and they let me go home. Mom says I'm doing a good job with my bottles - I almost finished a whole one this morning. I'll keep working on it - I'm ready to get this tube out of my nose! I keep trying to pull it out but they keep putting it back in!

It sure would be nice to be home by this weekend. I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but I know my kitty cat is anxiously awaiting my arrival (she misses Mommy too) and I have so many people to meet including my great grandparents!

Grandpa was telling me about a group of ladies that talk about me every morning - they are my Great Great Aunts Sr. Carmella & Sr. Rosie - they are Dominican Sisters and they and the other Nuns in their home get together & pray for me every day - they even had a special prayer session just for me! Wow, it's nice to have so many people that love me!


  1. It's AWESOME how well Max is doing!! It's so exciting to think that he might be home this weekend!! I AM SO EXCITED TO MEET HIM!! :-)



  2. I was absent from the pool for a week, and when I returned I saw the sign proclaiming Maximus' birth! Congratulations!! The photos of you and Maximus are wonderful, and I'm thrilled for you that you'll all be at home together soon.

    Best wishes -
    Holly Cook

  3. You may be home this weekend!! WOO WOO! How wonderful that day will be. We think about you all daily and pray all the time. We know that you guys are GREAT parents and going to do a WONDERFUL job raising and molding your precious little boy into a wonderful young man. I know you guys have waited for this day forever and finally you are parents to a wonderful son. GOD IS GOOD! We love you all very much and can't wait to see each of you together as a family. Love you all!
    Love you and yours,
    Mike, Millie, Jeffrey and Shelby

  4. Hi John!
    It's your cousin Brenda!
    Congratulations on your little one!
    He's seems to be doing well!
    I'll keep watching his progress!
    Love you!