Monthly Archives: October 2010

Halloween

I bought Gabriel a Halloween shirt a few weeks ago and have been praying that he’d be able to wear it (he’d have to be off the ventilator). Gabriel was officially extubated two days ago! He’s on a less severe … Continue reading

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14 Days Out

This post has been a few days in the making. I’ve been hesitant to write anything… anything positive at least. I’m still forgetting to breathe half the time. Today, the doctor said he thinks Gabriel is turning the corner from … Continue reading

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Code Blue

I could’ve posted an entry last night about how well Gabriel was doing, but I didn’t. I try to revel in the happy moments, the muscle reflexes that look like smiles, the eye contact, the kisses I can give, the … Continue reading

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Human Error

Because of human error, Gabriel’s PICC line had to be taken out two nights ago. The PICC line is a central catheter that is inserted like an IV but the catheter is woven through the vein and stops next to … Continue reading

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Six Days Out

I was standing by Gabriel’s bed this morning and saw a mom in her hospital gown in a wheel chair being wheeled towards the exit by her husband. This was the first morning she got to see her baby. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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It Dropped

The other shoe dropped. I’m just hoping now that it’s finished stomping. I’ve never allowed myself to consider losing Gabriel. First, he has never been that sick. He had about a week-long scare that ended with a diagnosis of pneumonia … Continue reading

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Exhale.

Ugh. I felt like I was gonna be sick. I’d been crying with my mom on and off on our way to the hospital. My anxiety level had broken through the roof. I kept praying for super natural peace because … Continue reading

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