By - Lonogg
Ok so I’m an ICU (adults, not pediatrics) nurse and I get SO excited when you provide updates about your son. I have followed your story from Day 1. Your son is making waves and touching hearts of people he will never meet. Please know you have a whole unit of ICU nurses, critical care physicians, respiratory therapists, nurse assistants, housekeeping staff, and unit secretaries cheering your family on! Sending love and good vibes from the East coast.
This type of stuff always brings tears to our eyes. It's incredible that he has so many fans, and I picture you guys doing your daily stand-up and leading with an update on our son. It's amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.
Hello everyone! It's been another really good week. Our little guy is getting bigger everyday still. This week he got some steroids that have tremendously helped his lungs. They've been able to lower his ventilator settings quite a bit and plan to move him to the CPAP machine pretty soon.
Soon you'll turning those NBs green.
Sounds like he’s quite tough already. What a fighter.
When he finally get’s to leave the hospital please wear your knee high white socks and new balances and provide a photo of you guys together for us <3
Thank you for the update! It's always to end my week seeing such great news from you!
He’s a fighter, so warming to see his progress!! Hopefully you guys get to take the little man home soon!
Went back and read through your old posts because this was the first I saw. Really happy for you guys!
I look forward to these updates-thanks for providing them. He’s going to be such a warrior (hell he already is), and has wonderful parents. We’re all in your corner op!
This is my favorite thread on all of Reddit. Thank you so much for keeping us in your loop -
You got this little guy!!!
Awesome man!!! I can’t wait to see some more updates on the future! Tell him to keep up the great work!
Go little man! Go!
Love following your story!
Another week down!
Up until your last few posts, your boy has been hard to look at because I've been so scared for him.
Always glad to see an update on the little fella. Happy Father’s Day to you.
He looks strong!
Good shit!! Lets see some more of those big numbers little man!!
This made my week.
Man, he just cracked two pounds not long ago. 11 oz go little man.
Still fucking the odds. Go on warrior. Ps: how are you doing? And how is mom?
Hi there, OP’s wife and mom to the cutie in the picture here. Thank you for checking in on us! We’re hanging in there with everything. It’s hard because of how long he’s been in and how much longer he still has to go but everything is remedied when we get to hold our little butternut. Please keep the prayers and/or well wishes coming for our strong boy!
Hahahaha yep, "still fucking the odds". my wife captured it all really well, and we are hanging in there. Both of us have struggled some with going to the hospital everyday, and the constant fear of bad news. We're making it through and finding time to go to dinner and keep close through it all.
Praying. He’s got this.
I came across this post & went back to look at your previous ones. What a journey he’s had thus far. 💙
Your son has been a fighter from the beginning. What a champ! You and your wife are also fighters. Your story is inspiring.
Let's go little man!
You’re doing great dude! Keep it up! You’re my hero!
Go go go little man!
I tried to look back at OP's other posts, can anyone tell me how old(gestational age) baby was when born? I thought I read 5 months, but am curious to know actual weeks&days. Im a nicu nurse and love seeing these stories! TIA
25+5 OP said in a previous post, but IUGR and only 410g.
Yep, the guy below got it right. He was 25 weeks and 5 days, and he was growth restricted so he was only 14.4 ounces which is small for that age. Sorry it took so long to get back to ya!
This kid is so strong - he’s fighting on. So glad to see how well he’s doing
Let’s gooooooo little man!! We are pulling for you!
Wonderful news OP, super proud happy vibes felt
What a little cutie! Happy belated Father’s Day!
I’m sorry if this offends anyone, but God is so good! Been praying over your child!
As an atheist/agnostic/non-conforming organized blah blah blah, I hereby approve and second this post. Amen.
I love getting the weekly updates. As a parent to a newborn this really resonates with me. He’s adorable and you and your wife are killing the parent game. Hang in there!!
Happy Father's Day! Thanks for another update :)
God bless your little one
So happy to see his continued progress.
Stay by his side brother, he's looking to you and he'll be looking to you for many years to come. It's a special gift to be the man they want to be one day.
Grow little man, grow! A lot of dads are rooting for you. Fellow dad and family, stay strong.
GO BABY GO!!!!
Go go little guy
This is the first time I have seen one of your posts. My heart goes out to you and your wife. Hang in there. I’m so glad to hear he is getting stronger. I wish you all the best.
Stay strong little man! And daddy!
Happy belated Father’s Day my man! Little guy looking good!
What a beauty!!!!
He's doing it! This is my first time seeing an update for your son, and going through your history, what a ride. Know that all the way across the world there's another daddy rooting for his continued great progress! :)
Your happiness is our happiness dad - it comes through in each of these posts.
He’s getting so big! Thinking of you all!
I love this so much wooooo keep fighting little buddy!!
Fuck yea! This is awesome to read. I'm so happy for you. Keep strong brother. You got this.
Best wishes for the little guy. Congratulations for being blessed with such a strong son
Keep on fighting, little man! So many people love you and are rooting for you! You’re doing amazing. I’m so proud of how far you’ve come and I know you’re going to continue to do great! ❤️
Wow what a difference from the beginning!!!! So happy you’ve been sharing this incredible success story! Thank you for the weekly dose of the feel-goods.
He's looking better each week 🙏
Sweet baby. ❤🧡💯💥
Slowly but surely!