For those of you who have been praying for baby Caden, THANK YOU! There have been miracles at work in our lives too numerous to blog, but suffice it to say, we have seen the hand of God move in our home, and in our baby son. From the gut feeling we had to refuse immunizations just one week prior to his diagnosis (we feel this would have made his little body much less able to fight the RSV and pneumonia) to the full nights of sleep he has gotten since the prayer vigils began, we have continually been amazed. He is not out of the woods yet, but his improvement has been so amazing and fast, especially for his fragile age, that we can only attribute it a power greater than ourselves.
Caden has never stopped nursing well, which is common in infants with RSV, and which would have been nearly impossible in the hospital had we decided to go that route. I have been able to sleep next to Caden in our bed, vigilantly monitoring every breath he takes at night thanks to my sweet husband, who slept in Kya's room. After his breathing treatments and nose suctioning, Caden actually smiles and giggles as though to say, "Hey thanks mom, I can breathe lots better now!" During the day, I have been able to monitor his breathing during naps thanks to the Angel Care monitor loaned to us by dear friend Raquel who lost her sweet Matthew when he was about Caden's age. Thank you dear Raquel for worrying with me and sending out the prayer requests to Yahoo Groups far and wide.
He continues to smile and be alert and energetic (highly unusual in babies with his diagnosis) and other than the first very scary days before the prayer warriors began their fight, he hasn't had difficulty breathing or staying hydrated/nourished! We cannot believe it. If I ever doubted the power of prayer, I don't anymore!!! Thank you from the bottom of this exhausted mommy's heart! Special thanks to those of you who dropped by with gifts, meals and snacks!!! Your giving hearts will be rewarded. XOXOXOXOX