Thursday was a very busy day!
We got packed up to leave the hospital, and Thomas got transferred to Egleston just before lunch time. We went over there to meet him, but didn't get to see him much because he was busy getting admitted- all of the doctors were seeing him, he was getting labwork, lines put in, ekg's, echocardiograms, etc.
His nurse yesterday was Amanda, and she was great! She will have Thomas throughout the weekend and we are thankful.
Thomas is on some oxygen now and seems a little more comfortable. His work of breathing really picked up yesterday, so I'm happy to see him resting. He is also on a medication called milrinone to help prevent pulmonary overcirculation (which will happen until his surgery)
He is jaundiced and on bili lights as well.
We are both physically and emotionally exhausted after this entire week, so sorry for the lack of updates yesterday. It was very overwhelming. We are looking forward to a quiet weekend and spending as much time as we can with our boy. He was so busy yesterday with all of the admission process that we had to leave him alone too so he could rest from all of the action.
Please continue to pray for Thomas:
That he will continue to grow and be strong for surgery
For wisdom for the doctors caring for Thomas
That they will see him as our precious baby, not as a complicated heart defect who barely weighs enough for surgery (minimum is 2kg, he is 2.2kg)
Please pray that Thomas will know how much we love him even though we can't hold him or be with him all the time.
Please pray for quick healing for me from the c-section
Please pray for TJ and me to be strong, and please pray for us to have sense of peace through all of this
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."