Sunday, November 04, 2007
Me again
Sorry, faithful readers -- yours truly is once again filling in for mine truly who is still in the hospital with ours truly (Troy, Martha, and Silas, respectively, in case you were wondering).

The doctor was going to discharge Martha today, but since she is still (understandably) having quite a difficult time walking for any distance at all, she convinced him to let her stay one more day. The fringe benefit of this, of course, is that she remains much closer to Silas in her hospital room than she would be in her bedroom at home!

Silas has been moved to a "family" room just off (but still technically within) the NICU -- a special room for situations like this (where baby is likely to be released just shortly after Mom) and the two can be in the same room once Mom is discharged but still be under the care of the NICU personnel. It looks like it will work out well: Martha will be "discharged" to this motel-style room (double-bed and all) sometime tomorrow, and her nurse will dutifully wheel her all of about a one-minute's trek down the hallway to where her baby is already waiting for her. (How's that for service?) Needless to say, Martha is quite thrilled with the arrangement, and I think Silas probably will be also.

Speaking of whom, he's become quite alert (when he's not sleeping), is keeping his food down well (when he's not sleeping) and "doing" lots of other "things" quite well (often even when he is sleeping). So -- we're thankful! The biggest item (prayer request) now is that he'll see the importance of promptly waking up to ingest his "liquid nourishment" with great vigour. The nurse and Martha had to resort to all manners of cruel trickery to try to wake the young man enough to convince him that yes, he was indeed supposed to be doing what they were trying to get him to do. He'd much rather sleep, of course. This is fine in once sense, as he definitely needs to catch his Zzzz's in order to grow healthily and stay alive in general. A bit problematic is the fact that he also needs to "eat" copious measures of his "liquid nourishment" in order to grow healthily and stay alive in general. Once this epiphany occurs, it's homeward bound. We're praying that this takes place by Tuesday...

Enjoy the pics!









  posted at 11:29 PM  
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12 Comments:
At 12:32 AM, Blogger Mom C said...

He's so precious! Reminds me much of Ethan, except it appears his hair is a bit darker than Ethan's was. The pictures are fabulous! He's a "Castle" -- he'll soon figure out what to do with "food" -- it's a good thing Mommy is so nutrition conscious. Love you all so very much!

 
At 7:49 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

He is SO cute! Hopefully you can take the little prince home tomorrow!

 
At 7:50 AM, Blogger Angie Davis said...

Okay girls, all together now: AAAAAWWWWWWWWW.... :)

 
At 8:39 AM, Blogger tacomom said...

What a little doll! I hope things progress FAST and he can come home SOON! Although Martha might get more rest there than home. I know I soaked up every minute of my hospital stay with baby #3 :) Our first was in NICU and was predicted to have a 7 - 10 day stay and ended up coming home on day #4!! So sending lots of her "get well quick" vibes Silas' way :)

 
At 8:57 AM, Blogger dorcas said...

He is so darling. Almost makes me wish for another! I'm not quite ready to be sleep deprived again. In the meantime, I will just enjoy the pictures of your sweet little one and cuddle any baby that I can hold and that belongs to someone else! :-)

 
At 10:43 AM, Blogger Les said...

He looks like his brothers, so cute! I remember Chris telling me she had to do that with Joanna. Silas must get that sleeping/not eating issue from Martha's side of the family! I'm glad Martha was able to stay another day and be with the baby and be taken care of there. Praying for you Troy, as you are back to "the grind" this week.

 
At 12:49 PM, Blogger sankey family said...

So sweet - I hope you're on your way home soon!

Melodie

 
At 6:07 PM, Blogger Janette said...

Precious pictures! He is definately a "Castle" in looks. Reminds me tons of my babies too!
Praying that Martha & Silas get to come home really soon!

 
At 6:56 PM, Blogger ~Heather~ said...

Adorable pics!! He's so cute! I saw the "Castle" in him too. Soooo glad that Martha got to stay with him another day or so....but hoping they both can come home soon. =)

My babies were the same way. They much preferred sleeping over eating when they were newborn. We did everything to try to wake up those babies,.... they finally woke up and decided to eat!! =D

Love and prayers,
Heather =)

 
At 8:58 PM, Blogger Norma Gwen said...

Hoping and praying Silas and Martha gets to go home on Tues (tomorrow). He sure is a beautiful boy!

 
At 9:05 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

I don't see any "Castle" in him at all.

He looks JUST LIKE YOU, Martha! ;)

 
At 11:37 PM, Blogger Tamra said...

What a cutie! He's certainly a keeper! Hope things continue to go well.

 

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