Today marks three weeks in this alternate universe. Our lil guy is proving to stay strong off ECMO, and we’ve had several calm, uneventful days which equate to good days for us. Blake remains completely sedated and on a ventilator, though small tweaks get made daily to move toward set goals. He has both started and met his nutrition goals this week and we have never been more excited about a dirty diaper. 🙂 Additional tests are on deck this week.
We are hoping that these days without setbacks are allowing his body to focus on healing. From what we’ve witnessed, the body really is an amazing thing and Blake cannot be underestimated. Though his day may appear calm and uneventful (in a good way) to us, we know that Blake’s body and spirit are actually working tirelessly in an effort to push through.
Over the last few weeks, we have experienced some incredibly low lows, defeated moments, a sense of hopelessness, helplessness and emptiness that we can’t describe. Yet, at the same time, the love, positivity and strength you are all providing is also otherworldly.
Our gratitude is overflowing for the warmth you are offering us. You have all been a beautiful reminder that there is something greater than us at play here and surrounding Blake.
Please keep prayers, good thoughts and the wonderful stories coming. Sharing them with Blakies is a highlight each day.
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