Baby Braden Petska

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Yahoooooooo!!!!

Hello everyone,
We couldn't be more excited to be GOING HOME!!!! We were given the okay from Dr. Cava and Dr. Ghanayem. We will be returning for clinic visits (hopefully that's all until the fontan surgery). We were also told we can "pop" the bubble we've been living in. We still have to be very cautious with visitors and where we take Braden, but it's nice to know we can leave the house for reasons other than doctor visits :-) We will be going home on 4 meds (1 being aspirin), but they will ween us off of 2 through clinic. We will also be going home on 1/4 liter of oxygen. We're not too concerned.....he'll be weened off of that through clinic as well. We won't have to weigh him everyday, document his amount of intake, output, or obsess about his O2 saturation.....phew!

We can't thank you all enough for all of your support. We once again witnessed the power of prayer. Thank you for allowing us to lean on you through this past week.

Much love,
Steph, Rich, and Braden
PS.....don't worry blog-aholics, we'll continue to post here and there with updates and of course, pictures!!!

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing like hearing the magic words that is ok to return home, with plenty of time to spare to get prepared for the upcoming Christmas holiday, first family Christmas together. With all you have been through as a family, this will be a special 1st Christmas holiday for you all. Looking forward ot more pictures and reports on his progress, he is such a cutie.


Prayers will continue to surround your family for continued healing.

Wishing your family Season Greetings!

Carrie Nettleton

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Uncle Lar and Aunt Gooch said...

Yes, we admit it -- we are blog-aholics and we should have no problem in finding a support group with a lot of people to go to meetings that have the one same common denominator -- Braden. Seriously, it is a miracle that this little baby had major heart surgery just one week ago and is going home today! We are so happy for you all. Can't wait to visit Braden soon and of course, his great parents.
Lots of hugs,
Uncle Lar, Aunt Gooch, Katie & Tim

2:56 PM  
Anonymous John, Missy and Tyler Nelson said...

That is awesome news! I am so happy for you guys. Now it is time to focus on the holidays and making sure that Santa knows that there is one more little boy on his route to stop and visit.
You will remain in our thoughts and prayers and we wish you guys a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Also, thank you for thinking of those of us who are addicted to Braden's blog. Checking for updates and pictures has become a part of my daily routine.

Take care Petska's!!

John, Missy, and Tyler Nelson

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YEAH for Baby Petska and for Mommy & Daddy too!!
Christmas time is a time of MIRACLES!
We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers because Emily is ready to BABYSIT !!
See and talk to you soon -
Roger, Kathy & Emily Nolen

3:59 PM  
Blogger Erika Slager said...

Congrats baby Braden and mom and dad! That is great news although we will be missing you lots around here! Enjoy your homecoming and I am sure you will have the most special Christmas ever! Good luck with the follow up clinics , and if you are ever in the mood to visit afterwards, give us a jingle! We'll keep sending lots of prayers and hugs your way!
Erika, Kevin and Superman Sam Slager

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What wonderful news!!! We couldn't be happier to hear that everything is going so well! Happy Holidays to a very brave, lucky and most of all...happy family.

Love,
Jenny, Evan, Miles and Sam

PS...Keep those pictures coming!!!

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome Home you guys we can't wait to see you. Aunt Joy was ready to go to Twin Lakes tonight. But I told her she could wait a couple of days. Braden she says you coming home on her birthday is a real nice birthday present. Thanks buddy you are already showing me up. Love Uncle Bob

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome Home you guys we can't wait to see you. Aunt Joy was ready to go to Twin Lakes tonight. But I told her she could wait a couple of days. Braden she says you coming home on her birthday is a real nice birthday present. Thanks buddy you are already showing me up. Love Uncle Bob

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't let all the visitors this weekend keep you awake braden. and you might as well sleep through that packer game also, i am sure you won't miss anything. you need your rest so we can stay up late to watch the bears game monday night.
uncle nick

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What fantistic news!! Your Christmas will definitely be a wonderful time!! Enjoy your first Christmas at home, and God Bless you and your family.

Teri Jahnke

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw this post a day or two ago...but didn't have a chance to write, YIPPEE, Ya Hoo, Way TO GO, HIP HIP HORRAY, AWESOME, THANKS BE TO GOD!!

Congratulations.... welcome to your "year off" enjoy every minute of it and all the "normal" milestones that come with babys "first year" .....Stay in touch!!

Tammy Tomomitsu :)

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

alright us normal bloggers would like some pictures soon..give him a hug from the heiss family please..love ya

9:34 PM  

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