Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Warming up...

They have finished the long 16 hour warming process
and Bronson is now at 36.4 degrees celsius,
and so far he is holding steady at regular body temperature.
They have taken off the top hypothermia blanket.
He is no longer getting a paralytic drip to keep his body medically paralyzed.
They have lowered the dose of sedative by half
to allow him to slowly wake up from his medically induced coma.
I am typing from his bedside and he is just now starting to flutter his eyes
and show reflexive movements, but nothing major yet.
Wait!
Just as I typed that Matt saw fidgeting fingers and a few toe curls!
That is the first of the minor motor skills we have witnessed so far!
We have been advised to wait to really stimulate him until he is more fully awake.
We want to reserve his energy until he is alert enough to show us what he can really do.
We don't want to wear out his muscles before he is conscious.
I am signing off to go hold his little hand and sing.
"Do As I'm Doing" is his favorite! Sing with us!
Let's see what this guy can show us!

28 comments:

The Benches said...

We're singing along and continuing to pray. We love you guys!

meg said...

Good signs! Still praying! We love you so much!

Anonymous said...

The power of the priesthood and prayer is so real - The Olson's are praying in Lehi. Love you guys, Julianne.

Brandy said...

My heart has been aching for you and Matt the fast few days. Our family has been praying for yours and I am glad you have felt so much love and support! Trust Heavenly Father- he will tenderly care for your family at this very trying time, I know that! Thanks for the updates I have have been thinking so much about you! Please keep us posted when you can. Love you!

The Linfords said...

We are so thrilled to hear that he is improving! Jordan and I have been keeping all of you in our prayers!! We love you! Keep up the faith girl :)

{jane} said...

Yay for wiggly fingers & toe curls! Kiss each one for me.

Thank you for blogging, for keeping us connected to what is happening.

Loves.

Mcbride Family said...

Hey, I have not been able to get you and Bronson off my mind. I have been praying for you non-stop. With little boys of my own close in age this all really hit me very hard. I know the lord is watching over you. He loves you and he loves Bronson. I will continue to pray.

MiNdY said...

That makes me so happy to hear. Cant... stop.. crying, praying... I, WE, love You B , Sara and Matt!!! SOO much! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

Mauri said...

Love you guys so much! Can't wait to hear more good news. Chase, Aria and I said a little prayer for him at lunch time. You are all in our hearts and prayers. Wish I could have talked to you more last night. Stay Strong!

SIMCOX FAMILY said...

Great news! We are praying for you guys.

Shmonae said...

We are all waiting patiently for a miracle with you, though not by your side...you are in our thoughts and prayers.
We love you.
Janae

Teresa said...

That's great news, thank you for your updates. We are thinking of you and praying for your family.

Teresa and Rob Adams

Emily B. said...

Thanks for keeping us updated. We are praying for a miracle.
Devin and Julie

Finlinson Fam said...

Sara and Matt--My friend Amy from Primary's just read your blog and said that the fact that he was moving so early and responding so early is HUGE. A very good sign. I know you already know that, but thought it couldn't hurt to hear it again. Thank you for posting such a raw, honest blog Sara. The fact that you could do that in the midst of what you're going through says so much about your strength and your character. It is beautiful and every mother can relate to everything you say. I sobbed reading myself in between all of the lines. Thanks for being gracious about seeing us today. I just really wanted to hug you. Love--Carrie

Emily B. said...

Hi dear friends! We're praying our hearts out for little Bronson. I'm glad you've had some early positive indicators. We'll be anxiously awaiting further good news!

Alli said...

Way to go, Brons! Your brothers and I have been praying for you non-stop. We love you so much!!

Jesicca said...

Thank heavens for babies. There is nothing yummier than holding them, smelling them, and loving them. We are singing loud for your little man.
XOXO

Mabel Williams said...

We are thinking of you and praying for little Bronson.
Love. Lynn and Mabel

Lori said...

Matt and Sara, The Holmoe family is praying for all of you and sending you our love. Keep fighting Bronson.

Mitchell Clan said...

We are praying hard in Florida for your little guy.

Shannon Mitchell
birthaction.org

Marc and Alexis said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Thanks for the updated. We Love You! Love the Valgardson's & Levie's

Shmonae said...

Sara,
My heart aches for you. I can only imagine how you must feel. EVERY mother has been distracted trying to juggle a million things. Nobody blames you and thinks of you as a less person. It could have been anyone.
I love you.

Wellners said...

Staker family - Thanks for sharing so much of your heart with us on your blog. We are praying for your sweet son and your family to be blessed with whatever the Lord has in store for you. We know He is mindful of each one of us. May the desires of your heart be brought to pass. Thanks for your friendship.

Shannon said...

We have been praying like crazy here at our house! Way to go Bronson on curling your toes & moving your fingers!
I have seen & witnessed miracles in my own life and we are praying for a miracle here.

It's wonderful to see the outpouring of love and praying in his behalf. He is one LOVED little boy! I just want to throw my arms around you guys.

Love you!

Lori said...

Matt & Sara you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers here in California. Thanks for sharing your difficult trial with us, your experience is reminding us what really matters in life. Much love and peace sent your way! The Jackman Fam

steph and mitch said...

Matt and Sara,
We could not be more thrilled that Bronson is doing so well! Know that you all are in our every thought and prayer. We love you! Thanks for keeping us updated.
Go Little Bronson!
Steph and Mitch

Courtney said...

We are so sorry. Are hearts go out to you. We are praying for him and your family!

Anonymous said...

Who would sugar coat this? You left your child alone to put away shoes. Then went on the Today show to brag about it. After blogging from the ICU. You're despicable.