I can’t say how relieved I am to see his heart rate at a stable 130. I was so shocked, in fact, that when we first walked into the room and saw Leo I had to ask the nurse if it was him. The monitor just seemed too good to be true.
The sweet little guy is sprawled out comfortably under a warm incubator with a disk-like (double chambered) pacemaker in his abdomen, tubes for feeding, breathing and cleaning all over him, and wires to constantly monitor his beautiful little heart.
You know it’s amazing to me to think that God loves this little guy more than me, it really is come of those things I’m just going to have to take on faith because I just can’t help just being totally aw-stricken by how much I love him. And I hope that everyone who reads this realizes that the same God who loves and cares for Leo more than I ever can, is also in control of all the other difficult situations that we all face.
My parents were able to come up and help us in the waiting-room today, they also brought us some food for the next few days. That was so encouraging!
I know a lot of you have expressed this same opinion to me before but I am just so blessed by the support system we have in all of you! Neither Lauren nor myself could imagine going through this alone. After I wrote the last update, “wow”, I got so many encouraging messages from all of you. I know I brag on you a lot but you are so amazing! Please keep the prayers coming because we’re really feeling the encouragement.
Thanks again, we love and cherish you all so much!
Some more thoughts from a tired yet encouraged new dad:
Mark : D