Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Another Update!

Please pray that Simeon starts drinking fluids.  He drank, by spoon, about 1 3/4 oz orange juice and maybe a couple spoons of forced breastmilk.  That's it.  He ate 2 yogurts today.  They still have him on an IV so he's getting fluids that way, but not liking to drink anything.  The only way I can get him to drink is by spoon.  He was happier and much more alert today and we went for a couple of walks down the hall to see the fish and read books in the family lounge.  We cannot go home til he starts drinking fluids.  He smiled for his surgeon today and was happy when I played the video (many times) we made of the kids for the December surgery. His face is quite swollen and it seems hard to smile.  He is quite spunky, constantly throwing his toys out of the crib and Houdini-ing out of the arm braces constantly!  He also keeps "hitting" us in the face--because we say "No-No!" then, he gets this glimmer in his eye, like "haha what are you going to do about it?"  Little stinker. 

Please pray for his appetite and fluids--we want to go home, but want him to be ready to come home.


There were at least 8 babies born today and 6 yesterday.  (They are very busy)
Every time a baby is born, they play lullabye music on the speakers, kind of fun!

I thank God for a successful surgery and for wonderful people in the world, like you, such prayer warriers! 

27 comments:

  1. OK Baby Sim...time to start drinking. You are getting sooooooooooo thirsty. Your mouth owies are getting better and you just wanna drink, ok? That's what we'll pray for!

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  2. Continuing to pray. Leo kept hitting me in the face with the arm braces too! Did you try the little Soft Sipp cup? It's like a squeeze bottle with a tiny flexible straw? That's what Leo used the first day.

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  3. Continuing to pray. God bless Baby Sim!

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  4. We love you and are remembering you. Will pray specifically that he drinks. Sorry the responses are so short, but I'm one handed typing while nursing Clara & Ava & Shaun are down for the night... but we love you & I wanted you to know! xxxooo

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  5. Praying and kisses for the little stinker.

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  6. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.
    MORE prayers!!!

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  7. Poor little Love. He is in my prayers {and you too, Mama!} I know the feeling of just wanting to go home . . . but not wanting to go home before they are ready. Hugs!

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  8. What a silly little man. I pray that he will start drinking soon. Maybe it's too uncomfortable for him to drink? Poor baby, I will say an extra 10 Hail Mary's for him as soon ad I post this. (Up late with sick babies myself.) God bless and hoping for you all to come home soon.

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  9. Thank you all so very much! It's 3am....he's not sleeping much...offering rosaries to the Poor Souls to help him drink!

    Beth--he's not allowed straws...so I'm not sure what kind of cup you are talking about...we've tried his Avent sippy cup, a cup without a lid at all and the spoon way...He just pushes it all away. BUT for some reason, he loves yogurt and the way it feels I guess.

    Thank you again for your prayers...I'm going to try to get some sleep...

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  10. I have been praying for you all, but especially for Simeon. I will pray specifically for him to start taking in fluids. Love and hugs to you Jamie!

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  11. Continued prayers for little Simeon! Praying especially he'll start drinking soon.

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  12. Spunky is good. Now just drink something, little man! :o) We'll keep praying!

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  13. Praying! I hope this morning is going better than the night.

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  14. Continuing to pray! Love to hear that sweet baby is already having fun and showing his spunk!

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  15. Still praying for your little one. Lullaby music when a baby is born...how sweet. Good news about the new pope! Pope Francis seems to be a wonderful man of God!

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  16. I got my wisdom teeth out this week and as I was reading this I thought- "Of course that baby doesn't want to drink." If it hurts me to swallow over my swollen gums (and it does) I can not imagine how intense is his pain swallowing around his whole swollen, sutured mouth. I am offering up a little of my (very minor) discomfort for Simeon. Hoping it helps him some....

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  17. Praying for swift healing and for Simeon to start drinking. What a sweetie he is!

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  18. Sounds like he is being spunky! That is good!! We are praying. Give Simeon a gentle hug from us and whisper in his ear how proud we are of him, strong little man!

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  19. I wonder if the yogurt is soothing and cold on his mouth? Poor baby. Still praying and thinking of you all today. Good idea to pray to/for the Holy Souls intercession. I will join you. Much love being sent your way!

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  20. Praying and loved the tidbit about the babies and lullabies.

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  21. Praise God for the successful surgery! Praying that his fluid intake increases!

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  22. Sounds like that recovery is going as well as can be expected...will pray for the fluids to increase!!!

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  23. We always have Good Friday before Easter. Give him another day and he will be back to his old self. Sounds like he knows what he is up to, smart little guy. I think that is so cool that the hospital notes the births with music. That is a great little reminder to say a prayer for that precious soul and his/her family. Praying for you!

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  24. We prayed for you both at mom's group. I mentioned especially about the eating after surgery because that was problematic before. I should have mentioned the drinking. Dumb me. I will just have to pray more. God bless, we're thinking about you all and praying of course.

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