Saturday, October 2, 2010

Skyler nodded!  For the past three weeks that we have been in the PICU Skyler has been sedated.  For some of the time they even have to paralyze him.  So the most movement I see is his chest rise and fall when the vent makes him.  But yesterday the nurse was moving him to his other side and asked him if he was comfortable and he nodded yes.  It was the most incredible thing I have seen.  I almost starting crying I was so happy.  I even woke my family up in the middle of the night to tell them...that probably wasnt the best idea though because I gave them a heart attack calling that late (middle of the night calls have not been great with our family)  The last two days now Skyler has even been moving his arms up to his face and wiggling his body.  The nurses say its ok to let him be this "awake" because it isnt affecting his vitals. Even though I still talk to him I really didnt think that he could hear me, but he does.  He is definetly in there :) So cool!!  I never thought that so much as a nod would ever make me SO HAPPY.  I will never take the little things for granted ever again.  I love you to infinity and beyond Skyler!!!
I was looking through Skyler's pictures and had to post this picture because I love it. That yellow thing is a toy he made his "superman shooter gun" and he kept it in his neck so it would be safe when he was running around the house fighting bad guys :)

8 comments:

Lindsey Hill said...

You are the most amazing little boy sky!!!!!!! Keep up the great work! That is such exciting news!!!

Cami said...

That is such great news! He is a fighter! It truly it the little things that we take for granted and then miss it so badly when we don't have it. So happy for the both of you! Very exciting!

Amy Stewart said...

That is so so awesome about the nod!!! Im so happy that he was able to let you know he is still here with you. He loves you and you are such a great mom. Sky is superman. Love you both

lindsay Roscoe said...

It's nice to get good news in the middle of the night too! We will keep Praying for you both!

Jace/Jess said...

GREAT NEWS!!! Again...I don't even know who you or skyler are but I look at this blog like 5 times a day...yes you could say im obsessed! Its sooooo good to read good news! Skyler sure is a little fighter and both of you are my HERO! You both amaze me! xoxo Jessica Wood (chelsea carvers sister)

Amanda said...

I can't stop crying. I am so happy for you. What an amazing moment. Keep fighting Skyler, you are amazing! GIANT HUGS to both of you!

Amanda and Millie

Chelsea said...

WOW. What a wonderful moment! What an amazing little man- with an amazing mom right by his side. That little nod of his has touched so many. What a gift!!

Love you both.

Anonymous said...

You are so right! We never should take for granted the little things :) Love that picture of him! Go Skyler!

Love Natalie