Thursday, May 21, 2009

GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Braxton's feedings have been going SO well!!! He has been eating 2 ounce bottles every 3 hours. There were a few times in the middle of the night that we actually had to wake him up to feed him! He is so exhausted! I am glad to say that for the first time in a week and a half, the 3 of us actually all layed down and slept at the same time!!! From 4:30 til 6:30 this morning, Braxton layed asleep in his crib, while Brad and I shared a couch that is totally made for one person...but we made it work!!! The Dr gave us the go ahead this morning to feed him as much and as often as Braxton thinks he needs it:) What we need now, is the feedings to continue to go well, and he needs to start gaining some weight. They have removed the wires that were hooked to monitors, and at noon he will get his 'cheeseburger and fries' IV taken away...they call it that because it is basically an IV that pumps him full of fat!(the same as a cheeseburger and fries would do:) SO, as of noon, he will have no cords, wires,tubes, IV's or anything hooked to him. His central line (IV) will obviously still be in, and they will hook him to antibiotics every 6 hours for a half hour, but we will be able to move around with him. Right now we are on a pretty tight leash with all the tubes. So, as it is looking right now if things keep going in the right direction, we may be able to bring him home possibly tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brad and I cannot thank all of you enough for the prayers, phone calls, visits, EVERYTHING that all of you have been doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The power of prayer and faith is amazing!!!!! I will continue to keep you updated...we know how hard it is to sit and wait and not hear thank you for being patient with these posts!


  1. Hi Brad, Ammanda and baby Braxton,

    Oh this is such great news!! I hope everything continues to go well and you are home soon!! Braxton is one tough little cookie!! He must get that from his parents. :<)

    Love, Peggy and Greg

  2. Busselmans! Glad to hear some good news on your behalf!! WE will keep praying for you! Love you guys!

  3. While the wagon rides never go anywhere too "fun" maybe when he is unhooked you can go to the playroom and find a fun wagon to pull him around the 4th floor in!! It will be fun to have him FREE :-)

    Can't wait to come visit him --- at home!!!!!!!!!

  4. So happy to hear Braxton is improving. So many people are praying for him. Take care & try to sneak in a few naps.  Dan & Diane Jarecki

  5. Brad & Amanda,
    We're thinking of you guys and praying for you all. Hope Braxton continues to improve-can't wait for you to get discharged and head home, where you belong! Thanks for the updates, Amanda.
    Aaron & Shelley (and Baby Reichmuth, who better come out of this belly soon :)

  6. so glad for the good news.hope to see you all soon

  7. Brad, Amanda, and baby Braxton~

    We've been reading your updates daily and are so happy to hear that your little guy is so tough! Hope things keep looking upward~ we'll keep praying for you all.

    Les and Sara Korus

  8. Hey Amanda, Brad, and Braxton!!
    It is so great to hear he is doing better. He is one tough little guy. And so are you two! We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers! Can't wait to meet this little man...He is absolutely ADORABLE!!!
    ~Kayla and Wade Pfeifer