Sunday, October 31, 2010

Feliz primer mes!


En nuestra primera excursion para salir de la casa.

La buena vida


A Emily le encanta ayudar con su hermanito




Feliz primer mes Tobias!. Tobias cumplio un mes de vida el viernes pasado y ha estado disfrutando de estar en casita por mas de una semana. La mayoria del tiempo Tobias se porta super bien y es bastante calmado, aunque al final nos dimos cuenta que si sufre de reflujo. Para eso, esta tomando una medicina (Zantac) tres veces al dia y ayuda bastante. Cada dia esta mas despierto y avispado y le gusta ver lo que pasa a su alrededor. Cuando estaba en mi barriga seguro se acostumbro a los gritos de alegria cada vez que Emily juega con Nico y a los ladridos de Eva, porque ahora ni se mosquea y parece no importarle haber nacido en una casa bulliciosa y de locos.

El lunes pasado tuvimos la primera cita con el pediatra y le fue muy bien. Nos alegramos mucho cuando vimos que en solo 4 dias subio 5 onzas y el lunes ya estaba pesando 7lb. Tambien crecio casi una pulgada desde que nacio. Lo unico malo fue que el pediatra le encontro una hernia inguinal y nuestro bebecito va a tener que someterse a otra cirujia, probablemente lo mas pronto posible. El 10 de Nov. tenemos cita con su cirujana para evaluar el progreso de la cirujia del onfalocele y tambien para determinar el plan de accion con lo de la hernia inguinal. Aparentemente despues de la cirujia de la hernia, Tobias tendra que estar en el hospital solo una noche, pero desde ya me estoy muriendo de miedo y ansiedad y quisiera no tener que volver a la NICU. Yo miro a mi pequeno y guapo hombrecito y me gustaria poder tomar su lugar, pero al menos sabemos que esta en buenas manos y seguiremos rezando para que todo salga bien.

Paulette volvio a Iowa ayer por la noche y definitivamente nos hara mucha falta. Nos ayudo tanto durante este primer mes, que no tengo palabras que puedan expresar toda la gratitud que siento hacia ella.

Se que algunas de las cosas que escribi en las semanas pasadas probablemente no tenian mucho sentido pero tengo la excusa de estar completamente agotada, sin haber podido dormir bien, y con las emociones al borde de un ataque de nervios. Afortunadamente creo que las hormonas post-parto ya me estan dejando en paz (o eso creo) y espero poder ser un poco mas coherente de ahora en adelante (aunque no prometo nada!). Todavia estoy agotada y con falta de sueno, pero eso es de esperarse cuando uno tiene un recien nacido en la casa.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy 1st month!








Emily loves her little brother


Here after his first bath at home.


Happy first month Tobias!. Tobias turned one month old on Friday and has been enjoying home for a little more than a week. He really seems to like it. He is pretty mellow for the most part, although he does have some kind of reflux and needs to take zantac three times a day. He is getting more aware of his surroundings every day. When he was on my belly he probably got used to the usual screams of joy when Emily plays with Nico and eva's barking issue and he doesn't seem to care to have been born in a crazy and noisy house.

Last Monday was his first pediatrician appointment and he did very well. He is still tiny, but we were pleased to hear that he gained more than 5 ounces in less than four days and on Monday he weighted 7lb. He also grew almost an inch since he was born. Not so good news was the finding of an inguinal hernia that will require surgery, sooner than later. We will meet with his surgeon on Nov 10 to look at his progress from the omphalocele repair and decide on the plan of action for the hernia repair. Apparently, the surgery to fix the inguinal hernia will require only an overnight stay at the hospital, but I'm already freaking out and definitely not looking forward to be back at the NICU. I look at my handsome little man and wish I could take his place. But we know he is in good hands and we will continue to pray for the best.

Grandma Paulette went back to Iowa yesterday night and we will certainly miss her. She helped us so much during this first month that I really don't have words than can express all my gratitude for her.

I know some of my previous posts probably didn't make much sense, but I have the excuse of being completely exhausted, sleep deprived and emotionally overwhelmed. Fortunately, the crazy postpartum hormones are finally giving me a break (or so I think), so I hope I do better from now on. I'm still exhausted and definitely don't get much sleep, but that is just being a normal mom to a newborn.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Family re-united


YES!! Tobias was discharged from the hospital on Thursday, Oct 21, four days before his actual due date. The Tuesday before, something made “click” and he started not only to take the whole bottle, but all of them, every three hours. Everybody was amazed on how well and how soon he got it. Just a couple of days before, one of the nurses had told me that he would probably have to be in the NICU for other three weeks, maybe until a week after Halloween. Well, it seems that he heard her and decided to probe her wrong and only four days later he was discharged from the hospital. The developmental therapist who helped us with some tricks to make him take the bottle was also impressed on how well he did.

We don't plan things very well, and the result of it is the lack of pictures from the day he was discharged. On Wednesday night we still didn’t know the date that Tobias was going to be able to come home, but just in case I packed the camera before leaving to the hospital on Thursday morning. But when I went to use it, I realized the battery had run out. We only knew it could be soon because they had already done the car seat test and he had passed. Well, Thursday at 11am, the nurse practitioner came to check on him, she left and then came back and said the neonatologist had said Tobias was ready to go home and be reunited with his family. I asked her “when?” and she said “TODAY!”. I could barely believe it, so I ran to the Ronald McDonalds House and started to packed, clean and get ready to check out. It took me a while; after all, we had been living there for three weeks and one day. I’m still hurting a little bit from the C-section and I knew I was going to pay for all the lifting and running around but I really didn’t care, I just wanted my little one to go home. As you know from other posts, the Ronald McDonald house means a lot to me and my family, and when I finally left, I cried, but this time was not only from feeling grateful but also because I knew that night we all were going to sleep under the same roof and in our real home.

John was in Fort Collins because he had a statistics test at 2pm, but as soon as he was done with it, he got in the car and drove to the hospital as fast as he could. He was also crazy to finally bring our baby boy home.

When we got home, Emily, Nico, Paulette and Eva (our puppy) were waiting for us in the driveway and to my surprise Emily wasn’t, and still isn’t, jealous at all. Actually she just wants her baby brother all for herself. She and Nico fought to be the first one to hold and kiss Tobias, and I could tell both of them were so happy to have him home.
John bought some champagne to celebrate and Nico and Emily joined us with some apple juice!
We would like to thank all the nurses that took care of our little baby for 22 days and nights and to all of you for your love, and unconditional support.
Bye, Bye, NICU! Welcome home Tobias!


Nuestra familia esta completa!



SI!! Tobias salio del hospital el jueves, oct 21, cuatro dias antes de la fecha en la que cumpliria 9 meses en mi barriga (si hubiera nacido a termino). El martes por la mañana algo hizo “click” y no solamente empezó a tomarse todo el tetero sino que también empezó a tomarselo cada tres horas y dejo a mas de uno boquiabierto. El domingo antes de eso le había preguntado a una de sus enfermeras si ella creía que el podría estar en casita para halloween y ella dijo, no, no creo, de pronto una semana después de halloween. Al parecer Tobias esta oyendo y decidió probar que ella estaba equivocada y tan solo 4 dias después nos estaban dando el visto bueno para su salida del hospital. La terapeuta de desarrollo también quedo impresionada por lo rápido que evoluciono con su teterito.

Nosotros no planeamos muy bien las cosas y desafortundamente no tengo ninguna foto del dia que Tobias salió del hospital. El miércoles por la noche no nos habían dado todavía una fecha de cuando podría salir, pero solo por si acaso empaque la cámara en mi maleta antes de irme para el hospital en la mañana del jueves. Sabiamos que iba a ser pronto porque ya le habían hecho la prueba de la silla del carro para asegurarse que sus niveles de oxigeno se mantendrían al estar sentado en su sillita. A las 11 de la mañana vino la enfermera jefe y después de consultar con los neonatologos, decidieron que Tobias estaba listo para reunirse con el resto de la familia en casita!. Yo no podía creerlo y de ahí me fui corriendo a la casa Ronald McDonalds a entregar el cuarto, lo que me tomo unas dos horas porque me toco hacer el aseo y ademas empacar todo lo que habíamos acumulado después de vivir allí por 3 semanas y un dia. Yo todavía me estoy recuperando de la cesarea y sabia que al dia siguiente iba a pagar duro todo lo que me toco levantar y corre, pero lo único que me importaba era poder llevar a la casita a nuesComo ya saben, la casa Ronald McDonalds significa mucho para mi y nuestra familia y cuando Sali de allí no pude dejar de llorar de agradecimiento, pero también de felicidad de saber que finalmente esa noche todos dormiríamos bajo el mismo techo y en nuestro hogar.

John estaba en Fort Collins porque tenia que presentar un examen a las 2pm y después de salir de la clase salió corriendo para el hospital. Por fortuna ningún policía lo paro por exceso de velocidad porque el también estaba loco por llevar a Tobias a casa por primera vez.

Volviendo a lo de las fotos, cuando John finalmente llego al hospital y Tobias estaba esperando en su sillita, saque la cámara para tomar la foto de despedida y que creen?, no tenia batería!.

Cuando llegamos a la casa Emily, Nico, Paulette y Eva (nuestro perrito) salieron a recibirnos y para mi sorpresa, Emily no solo no estaba celosa de Tobias, sino que lo quería todito para ella. Nico y Emily no veian la hora de poder alzar y besar a su hermanito y se les notaba la alegría en sus caritas.

Gracias a todas la enfermeras que cuidaron de nuestro bebesito por 22 días con sus noches y gracias a todos ustedes por su apoyo incondicional y todas sus oraciones. Yo sigo convencida de que Tobias es nuestro milagro. Adios, adiós, NICU! Binvenido a casita Tobias!



John disfrutando de un dia en casa con los dos bebecitos durmiendo a su lado.




Tobias es tipico Vergel, aqui con el ceno fruncido.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Who said eating was an easy task?



To those who don't know our family very well, let me tell you this, we all LOVE to eat!. Well, know we have an exception: Tobias. It could be due not only to the fact that the organs that were out of his tummy for more than 8 months are now packed in his little tiny belly but also that he is still recovering from all the things he had to go through in his first few weeks of life.

However, we have high hopes that some day he will join our love for food. In fact, from Friday last week to today he has made a huge progress. A week ago, he didn't even want to have the nipple in his mouth. Then, after the weekend he was taking between 10 and 15mls from the bottle and now he is taking between 35 and 45mls every other feeding. And every other feeding he gets the milk through his NG tube. The goal is for him to take 55mls (almost two ounces) from the bottle every three hours. Good news is that he tolerates the breatsmilk very well and hasn't had any symptoms of colic or reflux.

Thanks to Caro and Sebastian for all the NICU friendly outfits. They are verypretty and Tobias looks really cute on them.






Tobias had his second graduation on Tuesday this week. He graduated to the NICU level II, where babies that are in general good condition learn to eat their bottles and work on gaining weight before they go home. Yesterday the total parenteral nutrition that was going through the IV on his chest was shut off. However, they won't take the actual IV line until Tobias shows he is gaining weight and taking full feedings on his bottle. I know that even though he has done better than expected, the day we go home could still be far away, but I am very proud of my little guy and all his accomplishments in his 17 days of life.

Here is the proud daddy.


Tobias loves to sleep on dady's arms.


It has been more than two weeks of me living at the Ronald McDonalds House. I know is not that much time, but I am really missing my house and mainly Emily and Nico. They come here on the weekends and sometimes John brings Emily to spend the night, but the truth is that my heart and mind are split in two. At least when they are here they seem to have a good time. I published a couple of pictures of them on the spanish version of this post.

As always, we would like to thank everybody for all their support, prayers and good wishes. We know that Tobias is where he is thanks to God and all of you!.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Quien dijo que comer era facil?



Para los que no nos conocen bien, dejenme decirles esto, a todo el mundo en mi familia le encanta comer!. Bueno, ahora tenemos una excepcion: Tobias. Por fortuna creo que es solo temporal y se debe no solo al hecho de que en su pequenha barriguita se encuentran ahora organos que no tuvo adentro por 8 meses, pero tambien porque todavia se esta recuperando de la cirugia y todas las cosas por las que ha tenido que pasar en sus escasas 2 semanas de vida.

De hecho, desde el viernes de la semana pasada hasta hoy, ha progresado bastante con sus comidas. El viernes no queria ni tener el biberon en la boca, despues del fin de semana estaba tomando entre 10 y 15mls cada 3 horas y desde ayer esta tomando entre 35 y 45ml cada 6 horas. Entre tetero y tetero lo alimentan por el tubo que tiene en la nariz, llamado tubo NG, o nasogastrico y que va hasta su estomago. La meta es que tome 55mls en el tetero cada tres horas. Por fortuna no ha tenido sintomas de reflujo o colico y seguimos rogando porque sea asi.

Gracias a Caro y Sebastian que nos regalaron ropita de recien nacido compatible con la vida en el NICU.







Tobias tuvo su segunda graduacion el martes, fue transferido al NICU de nivel 2 en donde los bebes que ya se encuentran bien en general trabajan en ganar peso y aprender a comer bien antes de poder ir a casita. Ayer le quitaron el suplemento nutricional intravenoso (TPN por sus siglas en ingles), aunque la sonda no se la quitaran hasta que sepamos que si esta ganando peso y comiendo como debe ser. Estoy muy feliz por todo el progreso que el chiquitin ha tenido desde que nacio, pero se que el dia en que dejen ir a Tobias a la casa todavia puede estar lejos, asi que por ahora solo nos queda ser pacientes.

Aqui esta el orgulloso papito:


Ya llevamos mas de dos semanas en la casa Ronald McDonalds y se que en realidad no es mucho tiempo, pero ya empiezo a estranar la casa y sobretodo a Emily y a Nico. Aunque los veo los fines de semana y a Emily a veces John la trae por las noches, pero tengo el corazon y la mente dividido en dos. Afortundamente ellos parecen estar bien y cuando estan aqui conmigo tambien tienen oportunidad de divertirse.

Aqui esta Nico a la entrada de la casa Ronald McDonals


Nico y Emily jugando en el parque de la casa Ronald McDonalds


Nico tuvo la oportunidad de ver a Tobias otra vez y se puso feliz.


Como siempre agradecemos a todas las personas que nos han mandado su apoyo incondicional, oraciones y buenos deseos. Sabemos que nuestro pequeno milagro esta donde esta gracias a Dios y a todos ustedes.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A new look.







Thursday was supposed to be Tobias birthday, however, he is already a week and four days old. And what a great great week!.
On tuesday, the ventilator settings were moved down to only 10bpm and his morphine drip was shut down completely. I know when Tobias is old, and if he ever reads this blog, he may ask "mom, what where you thinking", but I've got to tell this, the catheter running to his bladder through his pipi was removed too!. An only a couple of hours later he had a complete and full wet diaper!.
Wednesday was another wonderful day, Tobias came out off the ventilator!. It was a little bit hard to see the whole process because mi little guy's throat was probably very sore and swollen and he got really upset right after the tube came out. Thankfully, he had a wonderful nurse that day and she did almost the impossible to help him calm down until he settled back in. Now he only has a nasal canula with a little bit of oxygen to help him fully recover. That day Paulette and Emily were with me in Denver and I had decided to go back home with them to see nico and pick up some clothes. Well, what a nice surprise when John and I went back to say night night to the little guy and saw that the tube that was going to his stomach through his mouth had also been removed. It seems that since they had already turned the suctioning off, it wasn't really dping much and the surgeon said it was ok to take it out.


And now, lets go to thursday. That day has been the best day ever for us because....... We got to hold our little guy for the first time!. Right on the day he was supposed to be getting out of my belly. I think God really knows how he does HIs things. This was the best present that we could have received after a week of such amazing progress. When we got to the see him that morning, the nurse told us that she was waiting for the doctors order to start feeding him. And she said that I could hold him during the feeding. I have bee doing well with emotions lately, but I couldn't stopped and started crying like a baby. John that was planning on going back to home to finish some homework for his masters, decided he couldn't miss this moment and sent the homework flying to the trash. Well, I had to go to a doctors appointment but the nurse said she would wait for me to do his cares and start the feedings. To my surprise, when I got back from the doctor I found my lovely hubby holding his little baby and with the most content expression. It was a master card moment, priceless. Then it was my turn and I got to hold him for almost the while afternoon. I think Tobias also liked it because his breathing was more regular than before and he slept on my arms as a little prince.





The feedings didn't go as well as we were hoping. He doesn't quite know what to do with the nipple, so they are feeding him through that goes down his nose to his stomach. It is really tiny and he doesn't seem to be bothered by it. We will keep trying the bottle every three hours until he finally gets it.

Now, I have go make a huge announcement. Tobias first graduation was today!. Yep, you read right, he graduated from the incubator into a crib.

Finally, I would like to thank everybody for all the blessings, prayers, good energy and good wishes that have been sent our way from the moment tobias was in my belly to this day. All of you have made a huge difference on Tobias' progress and we don't have enough words that could express all our gratitude.
Thanks so much for all the e-mails, facebook messages and phone calls that we have received. We havent had time to reply to everybody, but please know that they mean a lot to us.

Note: the spanish version of this post has more pictures.

Mi nuevo "look"



El jueves deberia haber sido el primer dia de Tobias fuera de mi barriga. En cambio ya hoy tiene una semana y cuatro dias de nacido. Y que gran semana ha sido!!. El martes bajaron el ventilador a solo 10bpm y le quitaron por completo la morfina. Yo se que cuando Tobias sea grande, si algun dia lee este blog, me preguntara yo que estaba pensando cuando le conte a todo el mundo esto, pero para nosotros fue un alivio tan grande, que tengo que contarlo: el martes tambien le quitaron el cateter de la vejiga que tenia en su pipi y un par de horas despues ya habia mojado el panal completamente.
Se me olvidaba decir que Tobias ahora tiene su propio cuarto, es tranquilo y sin todos los ruidos caracteristicos de la nicu.


Ahora pasemos al miercoles, otro dia fffff ormidable, como diria el chavo del ocho!. Le quitaron el ventilador!!. Fue un poco duro ver todo el proceso porque mi pobre chiquitin debe tener inflamada la garganta y sus cuerdas vucales y se puso de muy mal genio apenas le sacaron el tubo. Sin embargo, despues de un rato, y gracias a la super enfermera que tenia ese dia, que hizo hasta lo imposible por ayudarlo a relajarse, se calmo y ahora solo tiene una canula nasal que le da un poquito de oxigeno, mientras termina de recuperarse. Ese dia paulette y Emily estaban conmigo en Denver y yo habia decidido ir a la casa para ver a nico y recoger algo de ropa. Bueno, cual seria nuestra sorpresa, cuando John y yo volvimos a visitarlo por la noche, tambien le habian quitado el tubo que iba de su boquita al estomago. Al parecer ese tubo no estaba hacienda mucho, ya que ya le habian apagado el succionador, y el cirujano dio el vista bueno para que se lo quitaran.

Y por ultimo pasemos al jueves, que para mi y para John ha sido el mejor dia hasta el momento solo porque........pudimos alzar a nuestro bebecito por primera vez!. Y pensar que ese dia deberia estar saliendo de mi barriga. Definitivamente Dios sabe como hace sus cosas. Fue el mejor regalo que podiamos haber recibido despues de una semana llena de progresos maravillosos. Cuando llegamos a visitarlo por la manana la enfermera nos dijo que seguramente hoy le iban a empezar a alimentar y que si ese era el caso yo podia alzarlo por un ratico. Por supuesto no pude evitarlo y empece a llorar de la emocion. John, que tenia que volver a la casa para terminar unas tareas de la maestria que esta haciendo, decidio mandarlas al carajo, por nada del mundo se iba a perder este momento especial. Bueno, pues justo hoy yo tenia cita al medico, pero la enfermera dijo que me esperaba para darle su primer tetero. Cual seria mi sorpresa cuando volvi y vi a mi adorado esposo alzando a Tobias. Fue uno de esos momentos master card, "sin precio".



Despues fue mi turno y tuve la oportunidad de alzar a Tobias casi toda la tarde. Creo que a el tambien le gusto porque su respiracion fue mas pausada y durmio en mis brazos como un principito.


Con las comidas no tuvimos tanta suerte, el pobrecito todavia no sabe que hacer con el biberon, asi que por ahora esta siendo alimentado por un pequeno tubo que va de su nariz a su estomago, pero seguiremos intentando cada tres horas hasta que le coja el tiro.
Bueno, ahora debo hacer un anuncio muy importante. Tobias se graduo!. Si, asi como lo oyen. Se graduo de la incubadora a una cunita de bebe grande!!.

Por ultimo, quiero agradecer una vez mas a todas las personas que nos han mandado sus bendiciones, oraciones, buena energia y buenos deseos desde que Tobias estaba en mi barriga hasta el dia de hoy. Todos ustedes han hecho una diferencia del cielo a la Tierra y no tengo palabras suficientes para agradecerles.
Muchas gracias tambien por todos Los e-mails, mensajes en Facebook y llamadas recibidas. No hemos tenido tiempo de responderle a todo el mundo, pero todas esas muestras de carino significan mucho para nosotros.

Nota: en la version en ingles hay mas fotos.

Monday, October 4, 2010

One day at a time

I got discharged from the hospital yesterday afternoon and we arrived to what it will be our home for a while: the ronald mcdonalds house. It was very hard to leave my little guy in the hospital, but I am thankful knowing that at least we have a place to stay within walking distance from the hospital, compared to more than an hour driving from our real home. It is also very hard being far from my other two little ones. Fortunately, paulette, john's mom has been a great help and is taking good care of them. She even achieved the impossible, Emily is now sleeping through the night!.
Tobias is showing to be a real fighter. Right after his surgery, the ventilator settings were at 40bpm, which means the machine is breathing for him at a rate of 40 breaths per minute and he does the rest. Well, little by little they have been able to decrease the vent settings and since last night, it is at 15 bpm. Tobias is breathing a little bit too fast, so they are going to wait a couple of days before doing any more changes. Another Really good news is that Tobias had a huge poop last night!? John was the lucky one that got to see it and change his poopy diaper. I know, you are probably thinking, why is that special, Aren't all babies suppose to pee and poop?. Well, O babies, especially after surgery, can have problems passing stool down, so knowing that Tobias system is working as it should, it is a huge deal.
More good news. After surgery Tobias was having issues with high blood pressure and he was put under a continuous dose of dopamine. The day before yesterday, they shot down this drug, but his blood pressure went up again. However, yesterday morning they shut it down again and his blood pressure has been completely normal!. Finally, today, they started to reduce his morphine, so he can start to wake up and be more alert. He had already opened his little eyes a couple of times and what can I say, they are beautiful!. Of course I'm his mom, so what else could I say?.

As you can see things are progressing little by little. Something that i have learnt in this last couple of months is that life in the NICU needs to be lived one day at a time. I can't deny that every time I call in the middle of the night to see how my little guy is doing, my heart aches until I heard the nurse tell me everything is fine.

Please continue having my little one Tobias in your prayers and good wishes. I know he is a fighter, but I also know that all the prayers and good energy that we receive from everybody make his fight a lot easier.

Tomandolo dia a dia

Ayer me dieron de Alta en el hospital y llegamos al que va a ser nuestro hogar por algun tiempo: la casa Ronald mcdonalds. Fue muy duro dejar a mi chiquitin en el hospital, pero estoy agradecida de tener un lugar donde quedarnos del cual podemos caminar al hospital y estar alli en 5min en vez de tener que manejar por mas de una hora. Es dificil tambien estar lejos de mis otros dos chiqutines, pero afortunadamente Paulette, la mama de John esta con ellos y les ha ido muy bien. Incluso logro que Emily duerma seguido toda la noche!.

Tobias esta demostrando ser un verdadero luchador. Cuando salio de la cirujia, Los controles del ventilador estaban a 40bpm, que quiere decir que el ventilador estaba respirando 40 veces por minuto y Tobias el resto. Bueno, dia a dia le Han podido ir bajando y anoche ya estaba en 15bpm. Tobias esta respirando un poquito rapido, entonces van a dejar el ventilador asi por algunos dias antes de seguirlo bajando. La otra super buena noticia es que Tobias hizo popo anoche, y de las grandes!. Ya se, se estaran preguntando que tiene eso de especial, acaso no todos Los bebes haven chichi y popo?. Bueno, pues Los bebesitos con onfalocele, y especialmente despues de la cirujia pueden tener problemas de bloqueo intestinal y saber que Tobias ya hizo popo quire decir que su sistema esta funcionando como debe ser.
Otra buena cosa es que despues de la operacion, tobias tenia la presion arterial alta y le tuvieron que dar una droga llamada dopamina. Antes de ayer se la quitaron, pero les toco volversela a poner porque su presion se subio mucho, pero ayer se la volvieron a quitar y hasta el momento su presion arterial esta 1A, como debe ser!. Por ultimo hoy le empezaron a bajar a la dosis de morfina para que vaya despertando poco a poco, aunque ya en algunas occasiones ha abierto suss ojitos, y que puedo decir, son hermosos! Obvio, yo soy la mama, asi que que mas esperaban que dijera?.

Como ven las cosas van bien, progresando poco a poco. Algo que he aprendido durante estos meses es que las cosas en la NICU se deben tomar dia a dia, y no voy a negar que cada vez que llamo en media de la noche a preguntar como esta mi peuqenin, se me encoje el corazon y no se me desencoje sino hasta que la enfermera me dice que todo va bien.

Por favor sigan rezando y mandandole buena energia al chiquitin tobias, yo se que el es un luchador, pero tambien se que todas las oraciones y buenos deseos de todos a nuestro alrededor haven su lucha mucho mas facil.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

More pictures/ Mas fotos









Yo se que todos estan ansiosos de saber como sigue Tobias, pero no he tenido tiempo de escribir. Por ahora les cuento de rapidez que Tobias sigue mejorando poco a poco y les mando otras foticos.
I know everybody is anxious to know how Tobias is doing, but I haven't had much time to write. I can just tell you that he is doing well and seems to be getting better little by little. Enjoy the pictures.




Friday, October 1, 2010

Pictures/Fotos

Before surgery


The big white "ball" is his O, wrapped with gauze.



Daddy was hoping he would have red hair, but what can I said, the latino genes are more dominant. ;-)

I know is difficult to see beyond all the tubes and wires, but believe me, he is a little handsome man.

After surgery

The big white ball is gone!!!