Baby Braden Petska

Friday, September 22, 2006


Good evening,
Well, Dr. G. (the intensivist who has been following Braden) said the magic word today - "HOME." If Braden takes in enough volume (eats well) over night and gains weight, we can go home TOMORROW!!!! We're holding our breaths, however, because it still all depends on the eating and weight gain. We couldn't be happier to place a bookmark in this chapter of our lives. We can't quite close it yet, but at least we have one surgery and recovery behind us.

Dr. G. also spoke to us about his next surgery. She is suspecting that he will probably have surgery 2 in early December or January. From now until then, he will be closely monitored by scale, pulse ox, weekly "home nursing" visits, and bi-weekly visits to the clinic for check-ups with our cardiologist. It sounds like a lot, but it will just be a part of our daily routine we will quickly get used to.

We will post ASAP tomorrow to let you know if we're heading for home.

We thank you for your unending support through all of this,


Anonymous Marquette LaCombes said...

My eyes are so full of tears of joy I can't see to type :) Thinking and praying for you tonight :)
Love, Aunt Barb, Uncle Mark, Natalie, Andrew and Trevor

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Uncle Lar and Aunt Gooch said...

We'll be keeping our fingers and toes crossed.
Lots of love,
Uncle Lar, Aunt Gooch, Katie & Tim

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WONDERFUL, thats all I can say..

9:17 PM  
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9:22 PM  
Blogger The Hall's said...

Great news guys!!! You will have to let us know when are ready for some little cousins to visits. Wishing you luck through the night and morning!!

Chris, Justin, Dakota, and Katlyn

9:34 PM  
Anonymous The Braden Family said...

EAT BRADEN EAT!! FILL THOSE CHUBBY CHEEKS! We are so full of joy hearing those magical words! We will pray tonight goes as planned!You know the old saying- There is NO place like home!! We can't wait to visit him there!!

Love, The Braden's

10:34 PM  

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