Tuesday, November 22, 2011

1 Corinthians 2:5

"Your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." 1Cor 2:5

Today was a good, quiet day.  Thomas is exceeding the expectations of the surgeons and the cardiologists, and for that we are so thankful!  TJ and I know the only explanation for this is all of the prayers for Thomas! 

The complications he is having are to be expected after the Norwood.....but as I have said before, we still have a long way to go! 
He only had one episode of SVT today, and was able to get out of it on his own (kind of....he's on two medications to prevent it!) His urine output is improving, and the bleeding is under control.  We still need to watch these things carefully though!

He is still on Dopamine, Epi, and Milrinone to help his blood pressure and heart.  

He hasn't really woken up yet, and that makes me a little nervous.  He will move his toes, twitch a little, and will move his mouth.  As I was leaving tonight he moved his head a little and you could see him squeeze his eyes shut.  I'm hoping he will wake up more tomorrow. There is nothing to do but wait and see at this point!

Thanks again for all of the prayers!  They are working!


  1. I'm so happy! All day with no word since this morning was making me nervous!

  2. So grateful for these updates. I will continue to pray for you guys, particularly the concerns you listed earlier. I hope Thomas opens his beautiful little eyes to see you tomorrow. Get some rest, and may God continue to answer these prayers and bless you all.

  3. Praying all continues to go well & that he will be looking around for you guys when you get there in the morning!!! & maybe even later tonight when you call to check on him. I can remember doing the same thing with Garrett. Every three hours when I woke up to pump I would call & check in with his nightly care team :)
    Love & Prayers~~~~The Boone Family

  4. Praying in South Carolina! We are friends of Rebecca Woodlief. Thank you for sharing Thomas with us and we will continue to pray!! May God Bless you with continued strength! --- Bill and Michele Reeves

  5. Such good news! Continued prayers! :-) And it took Caden a long time to wake up too if that makes you feel any better!

  6. Yahoo!!! Such wonderful news! Hope he will open his pretty eyes for you tomorrow! Praying for another quiet night.

  7. I had to check on Thomas before going to sleep. I was so happy to see a summary of today that was good news. I pray that you will see those precious eyes opened very soon. Thomas and you are in the hearts of so many, and more importantly, in the loving hands of our Father in heaven. I praise God for the wisdom and knowledge of dedicated doctors, researchers, and all those in related fields that extend God's healing touch to His children. I pray you will get a good night's rest, and tomorrow will be even better than today!

    Cynthia (Cindy) Howard

  8. So very happy to hear Thomas had a quiet ,healing day ! He is making progress every day and we are sooo blessed !!! We have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving . Thomas is at the top of everyones list ! Much love to all of you, Anne

  9. Im very happy to hear Thomas had a quiet day! God works in mysterious ways...thru Thomas God is teaching us to wait on the Lord....Thomas is showing everyong the power of prayer!!

  10. Still praying, praying, praying!! Very thankful to hear Thomas had a quiet day yesterday, and I'm praying he greets you and TJ with open eyes this morning. :)

  11. Dr. Behm~
    God is good! And prayers can move mountains! Still praying each & every day for "Mr. Warrior" Thomas! He is doing so great! And, his parents are too. Your faith & strength are admirable! Praying for his healing & for him to open his eyes today & wake up. Praying for continued strength for you & TJ & for rest when y'all are able to get some! Many positive thoughts & prayers coming your way!
    Caroline, Stuart & Jack Edwards

  12. Melissa & TJ, we pray today will be another day of healing for Thomas. Please know you both and Thomas are being uplifted in prayer by many. You have our love and our blessings.....Aunt Mary and Uncle Ken

  13. Sweet boy! I am so proud of him! I look forward everyday to reading of his improvements and all he is overcoming. God is good and Thomas is a little miracle.
    Still keeping prayers constant.....
    Happy Thanksgiving, we have a lot to be thankful for...today, I am thankful for Thomas' progress and his amazing parents.
    Ginny (Phillips)