Monday, April 9, 2007

He's peeking!

Well, Jaymie just called me with another update: he finally opened his eyes! Sweet little Kanyon wanted to take a look at the big bright world around him. He opened one on his own this morning, and the nurse helped him a little with the other one. They got to see him with his eyes open when they went to visit this morning. She said he doesn't open them very wide - basically he's just peeking a little. She doesn't have pictures yet, but will take some soon.
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Other than that, she said he's up to 10cc per feeding, which is good. Also, even though he's on the ventilator, they can tell that he is taking some shallow breaths on his own. This is a good sign that his lungs are getting stronger. Praise God for each little milestone!

26 comments:

Jodi said...

Love those pictures! And I love it that he is peeking and looking for you! I am just thrilled at all his good news... even that .7 oz! So precious! We are praying, praying, praying for you guys. Blow him a kiss from me!

The McCarter Family said...

I know you just got a comment from me, but I just had to say that I am so happy for all the good reports. God is good all the time! Romans 8:28, Jeremiah 29:11

Anonymous said...

Praise God for small miracles! It's so great to hear about all of Kanyon's progress & know that God is answering our prayers. Justin & I will keep praying!!
Much love,
Allison Chamblee

tleaf10 said...

I'm so excited for you guys! Peeking is a BIG deal! (just ask Santa). It sounds like Kanyon is making some pretty big strides right now ... I'm praying that he keeps it up. Love you guys!
-Terri Lee

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to comment I have been reading the blog daily looking for good news. I am so happy that little man is doing so well. Just wanted your family to know that we are praying for you. By the way I am Stacy I am Carmen Holmes sister-in-law.

Tammy said...

Yeah Kanyon! We are so proud of you and happy that you are doing so well! Keep on keepin' on and happy belated easter! Lots of love and prayers from the Benedick household, Jered, Tammy, and Tyler

ashley said...

It is so wonderful to hear so many good reports and see the sweet pictures! We are still praying for you guys.
David & Ashley Snow

Jana Hanner said...

The pictures are beautiful! We continue to keep all of you in our prayers. I can't wait to meet little Kanyon.

Leslee said...

Kory, Jaymie, and Kanyon,

Wonderful news! We are so excited!Thank you for sharing the photos, they are so encouraging... your sweet smiles give our family comfort!
Your lives have touched so many, and will continue to touch others. What at blessing!

We love you and sweet Kanyon!
jf,lf,jf,wf,kf

Anonymous said...

What a thrill it is for our hearts to see the family pictures! We still pray too, but I guess we just have confidence that all will be well. The measurement to the basketball if a fun reference. We love you three. Jayme, before long he'll be taking more than a ten stick in the 2nd grade world for a feeding. Yeah!
Love,
Rick and Lynda

Anonymous said...

What a thrill it is for our hearts to see the family pictures! We still pray too, but I guess we just have confidence that all will be well. The measurement to the basketball if a fun reference. We love you three. Jayme, before long he'll be taking more than a ten stick in the 2nd grade world for a feeding. Yeah!
Love,
Rick and Lynda

Anonymous said...

It's good to hear how great and perfect prayer works. I was a unit secretary in Cook's Childrens NICU for 10 years and this truly is a God miracle. Keep praying it's working. Obviously God has a plan for this wee one! Barbie Germany from Euless Texas

Lindsey said...

How exciting!!! Can't wait to see pictures of him with his eyes wide open. I've been reading all of your posts and the pictures of Kanyon next to the basketball are so cute - what a creative way to measure him!! And yay on his weight - it is so wonderful to read good news about your sweet baby!!

mindy tyndall said...

We are praising God for each little thing! Kanyon has such a mightly army of prayer warriors and I just know God has a plan for Him that will be so amazing to see! It is good to see the photos - Jaymie, you're a natural!
Jack prays for him each night and I just love to show him the photos so he can see how God is blessing you all.
Sending lots and lots of hugs...

Anonymous said...

A picture is worth a thousand words. Thanks so much for sharing Kanyon with us. Jaymie and Kory, you look great! Those beautiful smiles must be comforting to your parents. Keep 'em coming! Jackie Shelton

Katie said...

What exciting news! Glad to hear sweet little Kanyon is progressing so well. Thanks for sharing the pictures - they are just precious. We continue to think and pray for you guys every single day.

Michael and Katie Clark

Anonymous said...

Rusty and Ann Caldwell in Mozambique wanted you to know they are lifting you all up in pryaer!

Anonymous said...

Just heard your news via the "Mullican" network......please know all of you are in our prayers, give Kanyon a hug and kiss from all of us......we know your family and faith will keep you strong.....Blessings be with all......love Gary Karen Clint Clay

Anonymous said...

Yay little Kanyon!!

James and Kory,

Yesterday I told everyone how great Kanyon is doing and when I told them, everyone's eyes lit up and everyone smiled and was happy. Even though they don't know our family they still were so glad to hear about Kanyon!

Love yall!
Spencer

Anonymous said...

Kory, Jaymie, & Kanyon,

My eyes are filled with tears and my heart is full of love for you and your families. I just know that God has Jayde wrapped in His arms as they look down upon the three of you. I'm so very happy to hear that Kanyon is gaining strength every minute of every day. Soon he'll open his eyes and see his mommy and daddy for the first time, what a wonderful day that will be. Jaymie, the Galloway family loves you and we are keeping your sweet family in our prayers.
With love,
Marie Galloway, Atlanta, GA.

Anonymous said...

I check this several times a day and im so glad to see the progress he's making. I pray for your family daily and praise God for thr strength he is giving your family. ACU is praying for yall.

Samantha Howes

Anonymous said...

Grow little Kanyon, grow! We are thinking of all three of you daily. We love to get good reports and are excited for you as well. Keep on keeping on! God is so good.

Andrea McD

Nicole and Shea said...

We have been reading your posts everyday and its been a few days since i've posted but Shea and I love the pictures and it is so wonderful to see how much Kanyon is progressing each day.
You both have a wonderful family and God has blessed you both with awesome friends. Thank you for sharing so much with us.
Still thinking and praying for you three.

4E Student Ministry said...

We were glad to see the pictures with the basketball and know that he is following in his parent's footsteps. Whenever Kanyon is ready, him and Brody can go at it one-on-one.
Love ya
Mel and Blair

Ashley said...

we have not stopped thinking about you and praying for you daily. Keep posting those sweet pictures and updates.

Ashley said...

Jaymie,
Just wanted to say I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.
Ashley (Barnes) Anthony