By - Lonogg
Hello everyone! This week has been the toughest so far, and let me just start by saying that he's doing great now, but here are some of the details. The little guy is needing so much food to keep his blood sugar where they want it, but the amount of food they were giving him was making it hard for him to breath.
Your little dude is so precious. Every day is a day in the right direction.
I know you don’t know me from Adam, but I’m a man of faith and will be praying for your boy!
Just as importantly mate, how are you and your wife doing? How are you holding up?
Hey dad, Ive seen a few of your posts in passing but had not actually stopped to read until now. Im glad to see that there has been significant progress. It warms my heart to know that everything is going well.
The March of Dimes is a great group. I was a March of Dimes poster kid in the 1980s, just a local thing in my state. I could share the poster, if I edit names out first.
When you say they didn’t count the code blue “against him”, what does that mean?
I'm sorry, but how do they justify moving your boy, which seems like it's possibly life threatening, so they can do some construction?
My daughter said that she's glad the doctors get to see how cute he is.
Your whole family is an inspiration. I'm a worrier by nature, I know if my wife and O were still having more babies that your updates would give me some strength during the pregnancy or when our first born as in nicu for a few weeks. (He was only slightly preemie, 35+2). So on behalf of those who need to know you can get through the scary times, thank you.
I'm so happy the little man is doing well. Have a little guy on the way myself in the next week so seeing this fills me with both worry and joy. While you may not want money to assist in hospital costs, would I be able to send a meal or something your way somehow?? I know how exhausted you must be.
I was just thinking about you yesterday. Sounds like a rough week. When my son was in the NICU I just kept reminding myself over and over that progress is not a straight line up. I genuinely hope next week is easier for all three of you.
I’ve followed this story since you started and my heart bleeds for you brotha. I hope for the continued success and those big ole eyes caused a grown man “aww”
your good news is my good news amigo. no bad news, only good days and only good thoughts and vibes.
Keep loving that baby. My little girl was in Nicu for 2 months. She's now racing around and getting into everything.
21 years ago tomorrow, I sat next to an incubator falling in love with my own tiny little premie, I can't believe how quick the years have grown, there is now a beautiful young women that once was so small & delicate, yet somehow, tough as nails. x
Everyone in this sub is pulling for this little bad ass. Stay positive, and know we’re thinking about you and your family.
My son spent five days in the NICU under the Bily lights, I really felt for all the preemies that were struggling. All my wishes for many more good days ahead.
That sounds so scary, we had to do the billy blanket at home and mommy broke down cause she was so scared. I had to reassure her that this was not hurting him but instead going to make it all better. I think we only did it for 3 days.
Our first had to spend 24 hours under the billy light. It was heartbreaking hearing him cry. Just wanted to hold him
OUR BOY IS AWAKE!! LOOKING SPECTACULAR!
That little yawn! Gah! So sweet! He seems really alert (despite the yawn).
I noticed the yawn to so cute 🥰
So much fun when they're looking around!
I'm right there with you, man. My baby is 2 weeks old tomorrow (born at 26 weeks) and she's sick but stable. (My wife is trying to make that a hashtag thing and she doesn't even hashtag). The brady events just make me freak out, even if it's just for one or two seconds, which is just one or two seconds too long. The CPAP is just huge compared to the little one's head, and I've had to watch them use the face mask to keep the little one breathing after a emesis event. That our struggle -- the CPAP and the feeding tube is a particularly rough combo.
Hi there, I’m OP’s wife, and mom to the cutie in the video! I was 25 and 5 weeks pregnant when I delivered but at the time, he was measuring at 22 weeks. Today, he’s just now the size of your typical 26 weeker so he’s pretty far behind but growing almost every day! Hopefully he hits 2 pounds by the end of this week. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers so he can be home running wild in no time!
Hang in there, Dad!
Ohio checking in! We love you guys!
My little guy was in NICU for a few days after birth. The nurses will help him get ready for the real world and he’ll be in your arms at home before you know it. I was a NICU baby myself and I’m in my 30ths healthy and happily parenting a kid of my own. Stay strong bro. Sending positive vibes to your family!
Those bright eyes and big yawn warm my heart ❤️
Shit man... I cannot imagine. I honestly admire your strength. I'd be a complete wreck. If there is one thing that parenthood has taught me, it's that I'm not nearly as strong mentally and emotionally as I thought I was. My challenges with my developmentally delayed son pale in comparison to what you and your wife are going through. You both are an inspiration for the rest of us new parents.
Came her to say that too. I felt like he knew it was her. He was looking at her so calm. What a precious little guy!!
Sorry for not getting back sooner! I would have agreed with you back on this original post. He is much bigger now at 3 pounds 7 ounces, and hasn't had any similar issues since. He's doing so well, and he's even taking a little bit of food orally now.
My thoughts are with you guys
Good luck guys, parenting is so tough even when your kids have an easy start, I can’t imagine what you’re going through. We’re cheering for you! Big hugs from a stranger.
What a yawn! He really loved listening to his Mama.
Aww! Glad he’s doing well. God bless him!🥰
Way to go mom and dad keep up the good work.
Great going, i always look forward to your updates.
Thank you so much for these updates - I have been thinking about him since you last updated. You guys are doing incredible parenting - I don’t know you but I feel proud of you, if that makes sense
You’ve got a scrapper there dad - can’t wait for the post where you get to take him home! Been there with the Brady’s, hopefully they become a thing of the past very soon.
I am thinking of your sweet little guy!! I’m always so happy to see updates, but man does it bring me back to when my niece was in the NICU after she was born at 24 weeks. It was a lot of ups and downs like you mention in your posts, but she just turned 3 and is starting preschool! Your son will do the same before you know it. I am thinking of you and your family so much!
Prayers have been with you, having a baby in the nicu is the hardest thing. Mine was only a week and full term. Can’t wait for the home doing well update.
I don’t know if you are religious, but I’m saying a prayer for you. I can’t imagine this experience. Keep being tough when you can.
Hang in there fellow dadditor. I can’t imagine how hard this is for you and mama. There’s always going to be ups and downs even after this one. I promise it’ll all be worth it.
Ohh man, i am weeping like a baby Lots of love to all three of you
That sweet little yawn he did! I’m glad the PICC line is doing well. Always sending the very best to all of you.
I cry tears of joy every time you post an update!
So precious. Thank you for the updates. I have following along.
All the best to you and the little one✌️
Little dude is kicking ass!
💪 all three of you are so strong.
Hang in man
Please tell him that Aunt LawMom loves him and prays for him constantly. You're a great dad, your wife is a great mom, and your sweet son is lucky to have you.
Hello again law_mom! I promise we told him!
Stay strong little dude.
It’s just a matter of time until he gets strong. Just some more time. Hang on!
My thoughts are with you and your family! Pull through little man!
He’s got to have so much comfort in feeling your touch and hearing your voice!
God I love these updates! Little dude is just so freaking adorable and so tough! We’re all thinking about you and mom! All the love op!
Congratulations he’s very beautiful. That little yawn was adorable
Absolutely beautiful little bub.
It's hard but it gets better. Had twins in the NICU for 3.5 months. Your little one will be out before you know it
So precious! A rough week to be sure but so happy to hear of positive progress overall.
Keep hanging in there. We're all behind you.
He's beautiful stay strong for him and mom
As a dad of 3 and grandpa of 4 you got us all thinking about you. Take care little dude!!!!
You guys are rock stars. Praying for you guys
What an amazing little guy. He’s fortunate to have such great parents.
I keep sharing your updates with the wife and we are thrilled to hear your little man is doing well. I can only imagine how much strength it must to get through the ups and downs. I hope you and yours are doing ok, too.
Keep kicking ass, little dude!
Your updates really have done a lot to rally this subreddit together. Thanks as always for sharing and may all the best continue to come your way.
Thank you for your updates! I’ve been following along and praying for your little man and family. We had a boy at 24wks (1lbs8oz) 109 days in the NICU and Nec on day 3. He made it through and is thriving now.
Strongest little boy I know!! He will pull through this 💪🏻
HANG IN THERE LITTLE WARRIOR! <3 this world needs you!!
He’s getting so big!
You all are rockstars! Wishing you the best from the bottom of my heart.
That little yawn was so precious. As always, I appreciate the update. My lil 2lb'er is now a hearty 17lbs. I so look forward to that for you too.
So little. And so cute. Makes me excited for little one number 3 that's on the way.
Both my sons were premie. Stay strong and love on that little guy, eventually he will grow strong and be unstoppable. Looks like you got a strong fighter on your hands as it is with what he’s been and going through. If you need someone to vent to feel free to dm me, I’ve been there to an extent and dealing with a new situation with cancer on both my boys now. Not to scare you (it’s genetic). But I’ll listen to you and relate or whatever you need friend. Don’t hesitate to dm.
Our lo is turning 5 month old soon. He says hi to your lo and his fellow year mate from 2021. Hoping everything keeps going on as well as it has till now.
Thank you for sharing the video of your little one! Just wanted to share some positive vibes from another NICU poppa. My baby girl was 1 lb 12 oz and born at 30 weeks (but stopped growing at 27). Now she is 4 and too much to handle haha, but I hear you with all the struggles, the brady stresses, and anxiety. It was not easy by any means. As everyone has mentioned, your fam is in our thoughts! Sending lots of love!
This is BRUTAL to follow. I'm cheering for that tough guy so hard..I'm wishing you all the best with all my heart
I know I’m a bit late to comment, but my daughter was born at 37 weeks but was only 1.8kg (like 4 pounds). We spent 22 days in hospital with a variety of issues, similar but not as serious as what your little guy is going through. My daughter is now 14 weeks and is going great, and I’m sure the same will happen for your son. I’m wishing you and your family all the best.
Prayers and blessings to you and your family! Glad to see him doing well! :)
COME ON LITTLE MAN! 💪
Cheering you guys on!
Good job little man! Get strong, healthy and keep on kicking butt!
Thanks for the update. As a new dad of a boy that spent some time in NICU. Your posts hit close to home. Tough times right now, but it'll all be worth it in the end. Keep your heads up and stay strong little dude.
We lost my son at 24 weeks in the womb, he had less than a 1% chance.
Best wishes mate!
It's amazing that your son is doing so well! I've been following your updates with so many mixed emotions. I've been where you are, my daughter was born at 24 and 4 and 1 lb and we were in the NICU for months. She's overcome a lot, but constantly amazes me and is turning 3 in a couple months. Get as much skin-to-skin time as you can, it's good for the baby and I think the parents too!
Good morning brother. As the father of a 27 weekend who just finished 2nd grade I can assure you two things. 1. Nothing is guaranteed but there is hope. And 2. I recall vividly not having a support network who “gets it” and even when I explained the realities don’t set in. To that end, if you would like a Dad who has been there to talk to - PM me for my number and you can call or text 24/7 if needed. We will pray for your family. 💚
What an adorable little dude. Hoping for all the best to you and your family. Our NICU stay had some ups and downs but overall the staff was amazing and did everything they could for our little guys. Keep talking to him and loving him and hopefully you'll be home soon :)
Looking good there little dude!
You got this little man!
His sweet little face melts my heart. Thanks for the update!
We're all pulling for you guys! My 3 month old daughter is currently asleep on my chest and it's the greatest feeling in the world. Can't wait for you to experience the same thing. Sending good vibes to the little man
What a beautiful little boy. Best wishes he grows up strong and healthy. He’sdefinitely a trooper and lucky to have such loving parents. Good luck and congrats on your baby!
You got this buddy! Sending every single well wish I can muster your way!