Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Hook it up!

Cohen & Sophia checking each other out

Disco Dancing (Cohen has daddy's genes - not a good thing)
Today we met with Dr. Tsao, Noah's surgeon. We requested the meeting because we wanted to see what he thought about Noah's condition, his skin breakdown, being on TPN for so long, etc. He told us that the longer they can go without doing the surgery the better the re-connection will work. Basically, he didn't want to do the surgery yet unless there were reasons to do it. However, because of all the factors with Noah, he decided it would be beneficial to do the surgery sooner. As of today, the re-anastamosis (re-connect) surgery will be on Monday, barring any complications such as infection that could arise before then! We are pretty excited about this because it feels like there is an end in sight and Noah won't have to endure the discomfort of having his site changed 4-6 times per day.

Can you believe this? Check out these weights..

Cohen 8lbs
Sophia 6lbs
Finn 5lbs 13oz
Noah 5lbs 11oz

An occupational therapist is working with Finn on his feedings and he seems to be doing better. While we were there today, he finished his full bottle without any breathing issues, but before that he only took about 1/3 of his bottle. We are thinking this might be his break through week as this weekend would be the 40-week mark. All in all he is doing well and we are being more patient to not rush him home before he is ready.

Sophia has such spiky dark hair and big blue eyes, especially when she is feeding. We tried to capture it on video. Some say that hair that stands straight up as a baby will eventually be curly; we'll have to wait and see. We tried to swaddle Sophia and Cohen together in the same blanket but Cohen kept trying to eat Sophia's nose to her dismay - must be the milk breath.


Anonymous said...

Mari and Chris,
They are all growing so much. Am so glad you were able to talk with the surgeon and to hear about the surgery date. God is watching over all of you so carefully, giving you the people, the strength, and the wisdom you each need. "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13
Please don't hesitate to ask if you need anything!
In Christ,

Lisa Johnson said...

I love the picture where Sophia looks like she's trying to lick Cohen's chin. Too cute!

I am happy to hear that Noah will be getting his surgery a little sooner. He is in my prayers for a speedy recovery!

Anonymous said...

It has been a blessing to watch your lovely family grow and prosper - thanks so much for all the updates.

I guess Sophia figures if Cohen can eat her nose, she can lick his chin!!!

I will continue to keep you all, and especially Noah is my prayers. Hearing and reading your story has been a reminder that God's time is not always in our time.......and that everything unfolds in God's time.

Jenn said...

Oh my, they are so very cute!!!! I can not wait to love on them!! They just look so adorable together :) Wow, such great news about the boys. So very happy to hear about it! I love y'all! JG and Ansley

Anonymous said...

They are sooooo cute!!!!
Gerwer crew

Anonymous said...

We'll be praying for Noah this weekend/next week. Can't wait to see them all home (and get my baby fix by feeding some of them!)!
Kara :)