Thursday, March 31, 2016

3/31/2016 UPDATE

UPDATE: This week has been such an encouraging week with so many improvements seen in Hudson:

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Extubated! 3/29/16

Yesterday there was talk of getting Hudson extubated (breathing tube removed) sometime this week and today when we walked in to see him they were setting up to have him get it removed. I had no idea it would be the NEXT day!!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Hudson Opened His Eyes!

We had such a good day today with Hudson. As soon as we got to the hospital Mommy got to hold him right away and held him for almost 2 hours. The two of us listened to Keith and Kristyn Getty music, sang songs, read Dr. Suess books, and just hung out.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Hudson's First Easter

Happy Resurrection Sunday! Today Hudson is 2 weeks old and it's his first holiday: Easter. Hudson is looking pretty handsome in his bow tie and those baby booties are the cutest thing on earth too!

Saturday, March 26, 2016


Hudson is down a full pound since starting dialysis (today he weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz). The goal is to get him back to his birth weight of 6 lbs. 4 oz. or somewhere near it as he still has another pound and then some of fluid in him.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Day After First Surgery

So yesterday (3/23/16) Hudson had his surgery to place the catheter in his abdomen. It was a quick procedure and only took about 1 hour. Dr. Ladd was the surgeon and it was placed successfully.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mercies Are New Every Morning!

His mercies really are new every day! The sun was shining
today and Bryan and I woke up having peace in our hearts.  The girls were so excited to have a play date with friends today. We dropped them off and headed right to the hospital.  

Monday, March 21, 2016

1 Week Old!

Yesterday (3/20/16) Hudson turned 1 week old! It was also Palm Sunday, Papa Scott's 57th birthday, the first day of spring, and the sun was shining. It was a good day.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

My Only Son

I've been waiting over 11 years to have a son. Ever since Jess found out she was pregnant with Annalese in August 2004, I've longed for a son. Then, in November 20, 2015 we finally got news we were having a boy!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Transferring Hospitals

So yesterday (3/18/16) was a crazy busy day and yet seems so long ago. We met with Hudson's neurologist after he had had an MRI scan the previous day (3/17). He told us Hudson does have multiple spots on both sides of his brain that showed what we all expected: his brain also had injury due to lack of oxygen. The spots are more like bruising/swelling and we won't know the long term affects of no oxygen to his brain until we see if he isn't meeting milestones as he grows. 


Hudson Ryle Schrank was born on 3/13/2016 via emergency c-section due to a full placental abruption. He was trying to take breaths when he was born but they helped him out with compressions, an air bag and soon intubation shortly after birth.