Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Marching one by one... Hurrah, hurrah!

More playtime fun!
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A few small steps... giant leaps!

Just to keep things fun, I thought we'd tip you the other way, just to even things out...
(Sorry... I'm a photographer, please remember... NOT a videographer!)
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Here's B thinkin' he can just toddle right on outta here!
"Come on guys! Let's go!"

"Do As I'm Doing" happy time...

If you know Bronson well,
you know that his FAVORITE thing in the whole world
is the song "Do As I'm Doing".
That little turkey will come running from anywhere in the house
as soon as he hears anyone singing it...
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So when the big bros came for a visit last night,
they just had to have some play time!
So fun!

Sweetest smile in the world...back again...

Sorry this is sideways... I am too tired to try to figure out how to rotate it.

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Just tip your head sideways and enjoy! ;)

Words can not express...

I am speechless...
And you all probably know by now, that takes a lot...
Wow...
What a difference 24 hours can make.
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I'm not even going to TRY to describe.
Joy...
Pure joy!

AWAKE and back in our arms...

{Insert happy sigh here}...

He is awake!

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...and back in our arms!

Remember that hunch?

WE HAVE A MIRACLE HAPPENING HERE IN ROOM 2314!
I want to shout it from the rooftops!
My fingers can barely type,
I am shaking...
BRONSON IS AWAKE!
HE IS HERE!
HE IS LOOKING AT ME!
HE IS TRACKING THE TEDDY BEAR WITH HIS EYES!
HE SMILES AT ME WHEN I TICKLE AND PLAY WITH HIM!
HE REACHES FOR THINGS WITH REASON!
HE RESPONDS TO OUR COMMANDS!
WORDS CAN NOT EXPRESS...
HE IS IN THERE AFTER ALL!
LIGHTS ON!
HE LOOKS JUST LIKE MY BOY!
JUST LIKE OUR BOY!
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Just a few minutes ago I came into his room.
I crashed hard-core last night.
Could NOT keep my eyes open any longer.
Slept too late this morning.
Can't remember the last time I slept that long.
I walked in his Room about 9:45 in the middle of an Occupational Therapy session.
They tried to get him to sit yesterday. It did not go well.
Today, they thought they'd try lowering the Precedex.
That darn Precedex...
About half an hour after they turned off the sedation,
he began tracking between the Occupational Therapist and his Nurse, Heidi.
They were shocked.
They tried to call me but there is no cell phone coverage in the parent sleep cells.
Then I slept through the overhead page.
Man, were they excited to show me when I walked in the room!
It was that Precedex.
I KNEW it!
It was the only thing I could think of as we'd poured over his chart looking for an explanantion.
Apparently even the uber-low dose they had him on was too much for his virgin blood.
(He's like his Mama... Just a couple tylenol will knock me out...)
The Nurse Practitioner showed me a text on his pager from our Nurse Heidi, that said
"Bronson is awake and surprisingly alert. Tracking. Sitting. There is no reason this kid needs to be intubated. You must come see! "
All the hospital staff and nurses who love him have been in to see already.
They are thrilled!
We called Daddy.
He wept.
He is driving as fast as he can to get here safely.
He told me of the prayers and scriptures he and our big boys had read together last night.
The tender prayers and the first fast of Bronson's sweet brothers have done this.
The faith of his Daddy has brought this to pass.
The prayers and faith of all of you, collectively petitioning Heaven on his behalf.
The will of God has been shown...
To use our tiny sweet strong and incredible boy
as an instrument in His hands.
To unite strangers and loved ones in faith.
To bear testimony of His love and His power.
We thank you for your prayers.
We thank you for the power of your fast.
We thank you for your faith and sustaining love and support from across the globe.
God IS a God of miracles.
Let us never never forget!
Let us never be afraid to share our testimonies boldly.
Unabashed.
I have a million things to share, but will keep this short, so I can go and be with my boy.
He is back!
Oh thank Heaven he is back!