Baby Braden Petska

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Tuesday's Update

Good morning,
Things are still going well for Mr. Braden and his lil' lungs :-) I feel like I can finally breathe knowing he's made it this far on his own. They started him back on his feeds (through his nose). The nurse was also taking out one of his big IV's (his "art"line). This was in one of his arteries in his wrist. It measured his blood pressure and was used to draw blood for different blood tests, etc. Since he's doing so well, they will only need to draw blood once a day...this they can do through his PICC (sp?) line that's in his thigh/groin area. They're even hinting at shipping us up to the 4th floor, which means no more ICU...whoo-hoo! They're not going to do this today, but we may be finding out sometime soon when this big move will be.

I can't even begin to express the amount of gratitude we feel towards all of you who have been so supportive during this difficult time. You continue to lift our spirits every day. We continue to thank you for your comments, cards, e-mails, and for reading our blog. Thank you for thinking of us often and sending your prayers. We know that God is keeping a careful watch on Braden....our little fighter has been able to move mountains under His guidance.

Love always,
PS....we have been receiveing angels in the mail through "Angels of Hope." We're not sure who the anonymous donators are, but thank you...they are truly special gifts.


Blogger Amy DesJardins said...

Hi guys! First of all I would like to say congrats on the new lil one:) and that I am SOOO happy to hear things are going well.

Baby Braden and your family are in my thoughts and prayers daily. Much love and support to you guys:)

-Amy DesJardins

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're so glad to hear that Braden is making progress. We have been praying and thinking of all of you daily. We will continue to read the Blog so we can stay abreast of Braden's progress. Thank you for taking the time to keep everyone posted with his progress and your needs during this stressful and busy time. Stay strong for that little guy and for each other. You will have quite a story to tell your firstborn son someday. 4th floor at Children's is a great floor, it is the one I volunteered on post college, and it is the floor I was on when I was hospitalized when I was younger. They will take good care of you. All our love and prayers, Amy Vosters & Family

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its great new to hear how strong your little guy has gotten--breathing on his own-- thats a big step! His progress has been amazing.
So glad to hear your family is starting to receive tha "Angels of Hope", they meant alot to my family and I. The Angel network is amazing.. couldn't help but pass on the word that we had a little guy in need of some extra "angels" by his side.
Your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never heard of Angels of Hope..... can you tell us what that is?

love Georgie

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The third time is a charm and so is little Braden. He is a beautiful baby - your pictures do not do him justice. Thank you for including us in your life right now - the blog seems like our lifeline to you and your family. Love and prayers
Jim, Fran, Hailee & Sheridan

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Steph, Rich and Braden,
We just wanted to send another message to let you know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers daily. There has been so much progress by that little guy of yours and we are so appreciative that you keep us posted on his daily progress. He is a beautiful boy and you must be so very proud of him and the "fighter" in him. We will continue to keep all of you in our prayers and "keep up the good work little man". Love to All,
Uncle Dale & Aunt Cheryl

7:34 PM  
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5:25 AM  
Blogger Cindy Beran (NICU RN - LGH) said...

I was checking on Braden's progress and was so happy to see he was extubated. Getting the arterial line out is huge!! I have thought of your family often and hope Braden is home soon! Take care
Cindy Beran
NICU nurse @ LGH

10:38 AM  

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