Grip Strength

I caught myself pouting the other day, and I didn't feel guilty about it.  I was overseeing Jesher's care as a nurse attempted to calm him down.  Since being moved from a ventilator to a CPAP [Continuous Positive Air Pressure] machine, Jesher has been noticeably agitated.  And I can't blame him!  The contraption requires him [...]

An Empty Bed

I sauntered over to Jesher's cubicle anticipating the usual scene, but what greeted me upon my arrival was an uncommon and comforting image.  Jesher was resting comfortably upon his mom's chest.  Lhorraine was humming a hymn while holding up a speckled mirror to watch her son's facial expressions.  Here we were--sitting together as a family, [...]

A Month In Review

Jesher is now one-month-old!  And Lhorraine and I want to use this post to thank you all for the support you have provided over the past 31 days.  Since this photograph was taken (see featured photo), Jesher has almost doubled in size.  He has experienced extraordinary progress in his lung-development, and he is appropriately responding [...]

Celebrating The Negatives

Patiently waiting on test results is a nerve-racking venture.  One, you are attempting to be respectful of the care-providers, trying to remember that overseeing your case is not their only responsibility.  Two, you are fighting against your own inflated imagination, battling the pessimistic voices that only promise doom and gloom.  Three, you are a concerned [...]