Carson is now 6 weeks old and continues to be doing well. This little man is such a fighter. He is really starting to have longer wake periods and is starting to hold his head up some. He is not a fan of tummy time...but we work him hard. He is filling out and and is now completely out of his preemie clothes.
We had a fun time on Saturday at the hospital's NICU reunion. It was neat to see several of the nurses that took care of Carson while he was in there. Kaylee had a blast playing games, getting her face painted, and riding the train. Carson also had a great time as he slept through the whole thing.
Carson has his evaluation with ECI on Thursday and his kidney imagery procedure on the 26th. We are anxiously awaiting the results of both of these appointments. Prayers please for wisdom to do whatever we need to for Carson's health and development.
Here are some of the recent updates from doctor's appointments:
On Thursday, August 25th, we had a cardiologist appointment and received the news that his VSD (hole in his heart) is a lot smaller than they originally thought and he may not go into congestive heart failure. He still will need heart surgery, but we may get to wait until he is 6-12 months instead of the original 4-6 months. The bigger he is the better. Praise God for something positive :)
On September 7th, Mr. Carson's original due date, we had his one month check-up. He was a little over 5 weeks old. He weighs 7lbs. 6oz. and is doing well.
It is amazing to us all the little things we are so thankful for with our little Carson. We also have realized all the things we take for granted in the development of a child. Every milestone is so huge for us with him and we realize we shouldn't take that for granted with anyone. We should take time to appreciate all the small things in life as well as the big.