Monday, March 19, 2012


We are so thrilled to write that Andrew is breathing on his own!  Yesterday he did so well on the nasal cannula that they decided to take it off!  We held Andrew with no tubes in his nose.  It was so sweet to get a better look at his adorable little face!  Thank you Lord!  That was a processes that went by MUCH faster than the doctors expected.  We are now on step 2 - feeding.  The speech therapist came in and evaluated Andrew today.  She began one feed with a pigeon nipple (due to the cleft pallet.) He was able to drink 20 cc's which is about 6 teaspoons from sucking on the nipple.  They thought that was very impressive for his first time.  The goal for getting to take Andrew home though is that he takes all of his feedings by bottle.   That is 8 feedings a day, about  67 cc's a feeding.  Please pray that he will continue to impress/surprise the doctors and get this mastered quickly.  Also pray that he will not aspirate -that he will drink the milk well and it will go down his esophagus into his stomach. We would LOVE to have Andrew come to church with us on Easter Sunday - before would be even better!!! Thank you all for praying - it makes all the difference! We believe the Lord is just getting started revealing HIS POWER in and through Andrew. 


  1. i'm dying...i'm so excited...the sweetest thing! I love how God gave you this blessing on your first day without your family at home. He is so sweet...what could have been a hard day, God made it a day of so much JOY!

  2. so cute! Glad he's doing so well! Grant was in the NICU for two weeks, and still on oxygen and a feeding tube for two weeks after that at home. Andrew is doing awesome!