It's been a good day for Samuel. Better than yesterday even. We've had more urine today...and although there are so many more milestones ahead, I'm thankful for the moment of peace. Sometimes I wonder if God is happy for a moment of peace too - he's heard me constantly for the last two weeks.
The ventilator settings are the same as they were yesterday. He is still on 35% oxygen - and high on a few other settings as well. His lungs look cloudy, but he hasn't had enough time to get rid of a lot of the fluid in his body yet.....hoping that will clear up with time.
The abdominal tube will be pulled out slowly over the next couple of days. I can't wait for the doctors to stitch up that horrible looking hole in his side.
The nurses took off the bandage from Samuel's heart surgery - the cut is big for his little body. It must be about two inches.
Samuel has been crying a lot the last couple of days. It breaks my heart. He doesn't actually make any noise because of the ventilator tube down his throat - but it's obviously a cry. I'd love to be able to hold him and kiss him to make it better.
Samuel and I had a few visitors today. My aunt and uncle came by and met him....Katie and Hunter Hart also stopped by and took me out for a break....and the Stegers came by and brought Samuel an Easter basket.
The note from the Stegers had a verse that I like from Psalm 139:
My frame was not hidden from You when I was being made in secret.
For You formed my inward parts,
You knitted me together in my mother's womb.
I praise You,
for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
God knew Samuel's plan from the beginning. :) I'm so glad I'm not the one making such an important plan for him.