Baby Makoa

Were here at the hospital, sitting with Makoa, and we just finished our appointment with the feeding specialist. He started off a little slow, only taking 1 cc down. Knowing that he is a Breeden, I appealed to his competitive spirit and told...

I continue to see a positive change in Makoa everyday. I'm sitting here at the hospital with Makoa on my chest, writing this blog on my phone, and I can't think of another place I'd rather be. On second thought, I'd rather be at...

It's 10:45, I just got home, and I'm not even tired.  It has been an emotional day of ups and downs, but we have survived another day!  As you know, I received a call this afternoon from Tiffany letting me know that Makoa had a...

I just learned from Tiffany that one of the tests came back showing that Makoa has a urinary tract infection.  Unfortunately, this means that he will have to be hooked up to an IV and given antibiotics for 7 to 10 days.  I'm going to...

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't tired.  Tiffany and I have finally come to the conclusion that we need to take care of ourselves too.  Driving back and forth, working, dealing with our emotions, these are all physically taxing.  Emotionally, I feel very...

Makoa had to be placed back on low-levels of oxygen last night.  Apparently his heart-rate and saturation levels were dropping so they wanted to put him back on O2 just to make sure everything was okay.  The nurses said it's quite common for them to...

I'd like to thank my Mom for everything that she has done for us in the past couple of weeks.  She has put her life on hold to stay with us and help in anyway she can whether it be taking the kids to school...

I found a little slice of Heaven tonight. There is something so pure and magical about holding this little man in your arms.  I can't quite put my finger on it, but there is such a sense of peace and calm when you hold Makoa, it's...

Thanks to Aunt Tracy for not only spending so much time with Makoa when we can't be there, but for also filming Makoa today.  I suppose we need to thank Uncle Cory too for getting her the camera too!! ...

Notice anything different about our little guy?  No Tubes!  They removed his oxygen tubes this morning at 6am because he was breathing so well.  He still has his gavage feeding tube in, but hopefully that will come out when he gains more strength. Tracy came early...