The Tylenol that we were giving every 4 hours round the clock was not enough and the antibiotics that we had started were not helping yet. He needed something for in between, therefore, we turned to Ibuprofen. THAT was the drug of choice. Ahhh... relief. Once we gave the ibuprofen, things calmed down for Ryan, and sometime around midnight, once he was settled, we left explicit instructions to call us if he fussed at ALL.
At 4 am, we got a phone call that he was fussing a little. It was time for Tylenol and it was given and we also decided to give his nose a break from the C-Pap in case it was hurting him. Since then, he has been a different baby. I was able to hold him for the second time in the recliner in his room from 4am until about 9am. We both peacefully fell asleep. The rest of his day has been nothing short of bliss compared to the previous 12 hours. He was much more comfortable and content today, sleeping well and awake and cooing at us (especially the first 30 minutes I was holding him at 4 am). As much as we wanted sleep then, we were so thankful for those beautiful noises and I could have talked to him like that all day. That was the most we had ever heard him coo, even at home.
We had many visitors today, mostly family and some friends. Because of the scary place were at last night, the days joys were highlighted much more and Chris and I were able to smile and even laugh today. We are now in the frame of mind that the good days like today are so important to soak up and enjoy. WE WANT MORE!
Thank you so much for all of the prayers, they are working the miracle we need right now...
This picture was taken about 2 weeks ago... we are so thankful for it.
P.S. Thank you Becky & BradThe Hawns