He's doing so much better today. We even got some more smiles. But he'll smile and then quickly look away and stop-as if to say "no way, you didn't just see me smile". He even walked around the halls with Daddy today and stopped at the playroom. His arm still hurts a little. We are waiting to get the MRI because his Hemoglobin is so low (6 something- I think normal is 13?) and anesthesiologist doesn't want to do it. The doctors want to rule out infection in their. He may be getting it tomorrow.
Most of the other tests (infectious disease) are coming back normal...and the rest aren't back yet, so we are relieved of this. HIV Neg. We were concerned because we had learned that his birth mom was very sick but wasn't told why. So this is a major relief.
Tomorrow he's also getting another CBC among other stuff to see how his numbers look. He's had some heavy duty antibiotics now for almost 48 hours. I will try and update more about the medical end of it all. We are still educating ourselve about sickle cell so kinda in information overload.
We are working on the bonding too. Daddy is preferred...and he is eating that up! Which is funny because Brad thought for sure he would be a Mommy's boy :-) Oh and we had a surprise...he pointed to the potty, so Dad brought him in and he went...looks like our baby is getting potty trained!
Thank you all so much for the prayers...I believe that the worse is over and praising God for his grace and mercy. We may still be here for a couple days but all is well. When I walked in the room to find hearts hanging on the crib from his friend at Rainbows...Thanks guys! That was so special and it warmed our hearts :-) When you see Brad, give him the biggest hug you ever gave anyone! He's been my hero and I would know what to do without him. A blessing beyond measure. Pictures to come....I Love you! Terry