Well, we've had some pretty exciting things happen in the last 24 hours! Kory and I went in last night to make our night night visit and when we got there, Kanyon was not in his flat open bed, he was in a BIG BOY BED!! What is that you ask..we'll the official name is an isolette. Its just the incubator/bubble looking things that are completely covered. We have to open the holes on the outside. We all feel like this is a pretty big deal! I think he will like it much better there. It is more quiet because its closed in. He's been pretty sensitive to noise, so this will help him not be bothered. We are proud of him and feel like it shows that his nurses feel confident that they won't have to be messing with him too much so they put him in that! YIPEE!! We hope and pray that this little step forward will just keep moving..we don't want to go back to that "baby bed".
The next big news came seconds after we saw him in his isolette....KORY GOT TO HOLD HIM!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! He has been waiting so long for this and it finally happened! We were all so excited (Kanyon didn't say anything out loud, but I could tell he was THRILLED!). Kanyon did great being held and so did his Daddy!
THEN...my mom and I went in this morning to visit and the nurse asked if we wanted to hold him and she said my mom could! So...she got to hold him too! Another very exciting moment for Kanyon and his.....umm....well..we haven't quite settled on her grandma name! :) But it was sweet and fun for all of us.
I did get my turn tonight. We got to do the kangaroo thing for a good long time. He did great and it was sweet to have him with me again.
As for his medical update, there is news there too. I think I wrote yesterday that they were going to leave his head thing alone for a while....as we've seen, things can change pretty quickly, and they did. His Dr. decided to go ahead and start a series of spinal taps to drain some of that fluid and see if that won't help the swelling. His head measurements weren't growing very fast and his head scan showed little or no growth, but when you look at his head where his soft spot is, you can see that it is bulging a little. SOOO..they started those spinal taps today and will do one tomorrow and then from there they will continue to do them every day or couple of days. They'll do head scans to check the results. I think this situation is the heaviest on our minds right now. We are praying and ask you all to pray that this will resolve on its own; that if it is a clot that is causing it, that the clot will dissolve and this will take care of itself. We pray that these taps will help relieve some of the pressure and jump start the draining. Please just pray for this particular issue and for GOD's healing hand to intervene and take care of it and protect Kanyon from possible complications from the swelling. We have seen GOD's powerful hand already so we know he can do it again! We'll keep you posted on this, but it may be a week or two before they can really tell if its working or not.
This has been terribly long post...but since you are still here....I'll tell you that I have some GREAT pictures coming your way!!!!!! All of the exciting events of the last 24 hours were of course captured with a camera, its just a matter of getting those pictures from different cameras to my computer. We're working on it! They are just precious....so keep checking! Thank y'all so much for your prayers. It never gets old hearing people say "We're praying!" that is the greatest thing in the world!