Friday, September 28, 2007

One month pictures and low red blood cells

Well mom took some one month pictures the other day...these are the ones before we had to change his yippee we got some pictures without the tube. Yesterday we got some very low numbers back from his bloodwork that tested his hemoglobin levels. It was explained to us that babies don't replenish their own blood until between 1 1/2-2 months old, which is right where Jackson is, but due to his low kidney function this process is slowed down as well. The kidney's are the organ that signals the bone marrow that the body is low and needs to produce more. we had known this and were prepared to start shots next week but I guess this all might be moved up.. The thought of giving my child a shot is not a positive one, but I guess we continue to do what we have to and I will get over my fear. we also have an appointment today with the pediatrician to determine whether or not he need a transfusion to get his numbers up. we will see. I gotta go to get to that appointment.

have a great day!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

we were welcomed home by the above, when we opened the garage. It was really cool, brought tears to my eyes. That is hard to do after spending a month at Riley you would think all my tears were gone.
My mom came to visit the Tuesday after we got home and stayed until this past tuesday. It was wonderful having her here. We did a little photo shoot while she was here too. It was fun to sort of get to have one month pictures. Here are some of the best.

Where's Jackson? it is like Where's waldo among stuffed animals.

Well it is great to be home and sort of getting into a schedule. It has been wonderful having all the help, but also great to be by ourselves during the day, we do a few things then Jackson eats adn we take a nap. Then we do some more and Jackson eats and we take a nap. This is all in preparation to our all night escapade. I think he already nows how to manipulate mom....if I hold him he is fine but then minute i put him down...he starts to fuss, which then keeps me up and neither of us get any sleep. About the time he has a good night and sleeps, I think we are adjusted and we have a night like last night when neither of us sleep at all. We are getting the hang of it, it is just taking time.

Thursday, September 06, 2007


I am finally coming home to meet you all. The doctors have ok'd me to come home. We have discharge tomorrow. Yipee. I can't tell you how excited my parents are to come home. All though they haven't used to word "home" I really do know what they are talking about.

Will see you real soon!!