Sunday, April 24, 2016

Update on Hudson 4/24/2016

Little mister had a great week last week up on the Renal Floor. Though I felt like we hardly saw Hudson or his team of doctors much because Bryan and I did some serious training.  We really learned a lot.

NICU Pictures!

Capturing Hope Photography is a free service offered to families in the NICU. I thought I would sign up to remember our time in the NICU and good thing I did because we left the NICU and headed to the Renal Floor 3 days later after these were taken. The pictures turned out way better than I thought they would! They are perfect! Enjoy viewing some of my favorites!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Weekend Update - April 16-17, 2016

This past Friday and Saturday Hudson has been off of dialysis during the day for 8 hours and then picks right back up doing dialysis hourly with 75mL exchanges. He has been taking 58mL of fortified breastmilk from a bottle.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

1 Month Old!

Look who is ONE MONTH OLD today?! Hudson is SO precious to us and we thank God for him every single day. This past month has been the hardest thing our family has ever had to go through but we just thank God for all of it. There were a couple times we just didn't know if Hudson was going to make it and yet here we are today astounding the doctors.  

Monday, April 11, 2016

A New Room

Highlight of today was that Hudson got moved to a new room! Instead of room 4243 we are now in 4242 which is a little bit bigger and has a window! The nurse he had today must have had a slow day because we came in today and she was like "let's change rooms and move Hudson to a crib today!".

Saturday, April 9, 2016

4/9/2016 Update

Hudson is doing SO good post surgery. Especially since after surgery we basically had to start back at the beginning with minimum feedings and minimum dialysis due to being extremely careful that the small incision made in his belly button would not leak out any dialysate.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Training manual studying begins...

Bryan and my training manuals arrived today! It's time to memorize and study the manuals before our training begins. I heard there will even be a test! It's time to start learning how to become an expert on how to care for Hudson at home and to learn EVERYTHING there is about peritoneal dialysis.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

4/5/2016 update

April 5, 2016 is the day I was supposed to be induced with Hudson.  Here we are today 23 days later and SO in love with our sweet little Hudson and SO in awe of all that God has done in his life.  

Monday, April 4, 2016

Just Two Weeks Ago...

Just Two Weeks Ago....
Jessica and I spoke with the neurologist, the social worker and other NICU doctors and nurses about the option of hospice care for Hudson. The ball was completely in our court, and the doctors thought that hospice care was an option for Hudson due to the MRI's revealing of "severe brain damage" and the unknown possibility that his intestines were damaged to the point of not being able to receive dialysis.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

First Day Wearing Clothes! 4-2-16

Hudson is wearing his very first outfit! We are SO excited for this moment. Come to find out he can wear onesies with snaps that easily let his catheter hang out.