Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Update - with pictures!

I talked to Jaymie tonight, and Kanyon had another good day today. They did not take his ventilator out and put in the CPAP today like they had planned because his doctor was called away from the hospital. They are going to try tomorrow, so keep that in your prayers. His feedings are up to 12cc and he is digesting them well. Jaymie got to change his diaper and take his temperature for the first time today, which she was excited about. Also, his umbilical cord came off and he now has a beautiful tiny belly button. Here are some pictures from the last few days:

Here's Jaymie and Kanyon with Melissa, one of Kanyon's favorite nurses:


Here's Jaymie and Gay with Kanyon:

Here's a glimpse of Kanyon taking a peek at the outside world:
and taking a peek at his doting grandma:
Look at those precious little feet! He was kicking Jaymie's hand.
closer view:
I think he's going to have big feet like his daddy!

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear Kanyon is doing well! Still praying in White Oak!

Rafael said...
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Rafael said...

Dear Jaymie and Kory...

My name is Rafael, I am from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, And a very special friend, who know you, talked to me about you and your son, Kanyon, and I just would like to tell you that I am praying for you, and I will tell everybody I know to pray about it too.. SO, I hope our Lord can bless you, can confortable your hearts, and I also hope that He take care of Kanyon, who is for sure so special to his family, friends, and off course, to our Lord....

In Him,
Rafael!

Lindsey said...

Those are by far the cutest feet I have ever seen!!! I'm glad to hear that Jaymie is getting the opportunity to do more things with Kanyon. I breathe a sigh of relief every time I see that there is a positive title on the post!!

Kristie Lee said...

Jaymie and Kory,
Kanyon is absolutely beautiful! But I know you already know that! Love seeing the pictures of your smiling face! You're just glowing. Love you guys! Kristie Lee

Anonymous said...

What great news! The pictures are
so very precious. We are still thinking of all of you and praying.
The Pullen Family

Anonymous said...

Praying for your Kanyon every day. A friend of a friend of a friend passed this along- he has MANY HUNDREDS of prayer partners now! I loved the kicking of the feet - he's getting stronger every day. And the peeking! Awesome!

Blessed Assurances said...

Yeah! I am so happy that you were able to change his diaper, I know that makes you feel more and more like a real mother. Enjoyed seeing his little eyes and feet moving! Precious!

Kara Sheets said...

He is such a good lookin' guy! We continue to pray for his body to be strong and grow. Thinking of you guys daily.
The Sheets

tleaf10 said...

Hey Jaymie and Kory ... I really can't believe how much better Kanyon looks than he did just a few days ago! His growth is evident even in pictures! Glad he's opening his eyes a little ... I'm still praying for you guys. Love,
-Terri Lee

Robyn said...

Changing diapers will (soon) lose its novelty, but so glad you got to do that! We are praying each day and sure are glad to see how he's growing and developing each day!

Anonymous said...

So precious! The picture with him kicking and the one with him looking at Mama Gay are so cute!! Still praying for yall in California everyday!

-Maggie

Anonymous said...

Jamie & Kory,
These are the sweetest, most precious pictures! We're continuing to pray for you guys along with our church here in Arkansas and can't wait to hear more stories and see more pictures of Kanyon's continued progress! : )
Sending our love,
Scott & Cheryl Savage

Mayhem And Miracles said...

He's so.......PERFECT! Praise God he is doing so much better. I'm so glad you got to do the "Mommy stuff" for him.

Drew N said...

I found out today that March of Dimes Walk America is doing a walk to help save premature babies. I am going to work with Ricky to try and raise a team within the youth group that will walk, but I thought I would pass this information on to everyone here so that they could form teams of there own or go at it solo.

http://www.walkamerica.com/

All the information should be on that website. The walk here in Longview is going to be next saturday (the 21st) at Teague Park. I just wanted to encourage everyone to join in this organization somehow, wether it be walking or donating money.


P.S. Would you please mention this in a blog? I'm not sure how many people will read this comment... Thank you so much!

kristen said...

He's just so cute and tiny! I love the one with your hand on his little bottom!! I think the tanning machine is working....he's got some good color!! :) Can't wait to get to meet him in person and shake his little hand.

daughteroftheking said...

That is awesome what a little miracle he is. We are praying for him.
Missy J

Anonymous said...

So precious. Beautiful.

Love,
Jennifer Christian

Anonymous said...

Gay,

So glad to see your picture with Jaymie and Kanyon! Miss your family and hope that all continues to go well. Hope to see you and our LIFE Group in a couple of weeks.

Jackie

Paige said...

I just LOVE that little guy. LOVE him peeking. LOVE you!

Paige

Julie said...

I think he looks so much bigger and healthier already!

Praying every day...

EDS said...

I am overwhelmed with gratitude and amazement at how good our God is. Praise Him for the milestones Kanyon is reaching daily.

Rachel, thank you so much for your diligent posts! We are all honored to follow Kanyon's life progress.

ewall said...

what great news! Praying and rejoicing

Ledbetter Fam said...

I noticed someone's comment about the March of Dimes walk. I am a NICU nurse and wanted to encourage those of you that can't walk to find a way to donate money to the cause! This is a great thing and has helped and will help a lot of families. You can go to the website or contact a local hospital and donate money.

Jaymie and Kory,

I am glad that you are getting to participate in the things like diaper changes and temperature taking. It's always exciting to let the parents do that for their babies when they visit. He is looking healthier and I am so happy that he has tolerated his feeds this far! You guys are doing great and showing such strength and perseverance! I'm VERY proud of you.

Juli Beth Ledbetter

Anonymous said...

Little Kanyon is absolutely precious!!! Ya'll have been in our prayers daily! He is a little miracle! We look forward everyday to the updates! Your faith is truly an inspiration!
I think he might have the cutest little toes ever!!!

Love Always,
Scott & Christina Moffitt

Sarah said...

Those picture bring such a big smile to face and little bit tears of joy to my eyes! He is doing so well and God is working in so many ways through Kanyon's developing little body! Always in my thoughts and prayers!

Love,
Sarah

mrs. mayo said...

Kanyon looks great! I LOVE coming to this blog and reading good reports! We are still praying and will continue to pray everyday. I especially pray today that God will bless you with renewed strength each day you wake up.

Lynnie said...

Wow! Don't we have a great God! I have chills not only looking at Kanyon (love those feet!) but also seeing the love overflowing on the faces of Jaymie and Gay. I come home from work every day, check Kanyon's blog (Thanks, Rachel!), and turn on praise and worship music to praise the God who hears us! Keep going BOLDLY to the throne! I will! Love you all!

annalee said...

what a precious, precious little man! we are still praying daily and checking for the latest kanyon news. blessings, annalee

Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory, Am just catching up on the last couple weeks pictures and news! Kanyon seems to be progressing quite nicely! I just finished my rotation in OB at St. Joseph's Hospital here in Polson,assisting with two vaginal births and two c-sections. It still amazes me to see how the whole system works hand in hand!
Several students in my class are following Kanyon's progress, sort of virtual nursing. He's famous already! You're all in my thoughts! With affection, Kimm