Thank you all so much for all the love, support, and prayers you have shown Bill, Stephen, and I. When I started this blog back in October, I would have never imagined that so many people would read it and connect with/to our story. We have received an incredible amount of emails, comments, and Facebook messages. I just want to apologize now if I don't get back to you directly. I set out each day with the intention of returning every email because each and every one means so much to me. But some how I never actually reach that goal. So I am apologizing up front if you don't hear from me right away. But truly from the depth of my soul, I appreciate each and every note and have kept them all in a special place so that I can remember 10 years from now how many hearts my baby boy touched.
And we ask again that the prayers keep coming. Even though we may have leapt over one giant hurdle yesterday, we have another hurdle the size of Mt. Everest to climb on Monday. We found out today that Stephen's kidneys are the size of adult kidneys; one is about 10 cm and the other over 9 cm. The nephrologist and the surgeon have decided that it is in Stephen's best interest to remove both kidneys and at the same time put in his dialysis "port" and a feeding tube in his tummy. As with any surgery there are risks, but with an 8 pound baby with weak lungs and who can pick up infections easily, there are a lot of risks. To say the least, we are scared to death. I have this beautiful baby boy who has defied all odds and now must do it all over again. It seems like an impossible challenge, but I know that I have to be strong and keep positive for Stephen and Bill. Not an easy feat.
So today was a challenging day to say the least. Between the emotional roller coaster of Stephen's condition and trying to cope with the side effects of surgery, today was a long day. But I am so grateful for the few hours we spent in the NICU today holding his hands and feet. And around 1:30 AM we're heading back to the NICU to help give him a bath. Every time I see him I fall deeper in love with my little man! I will hopefully get some pictures posted tomorrow so you all can see my darling baby boy.
Sorry if this post turned out to be a bit depressing. That really wasn't my intention. But I guess it just all came pouring out.
Again thank you so much for your love and support! I'll take your positivity with me each time I go visit my baby boy.