Wow, what a great day……again! I posted a picture earlier today that truly did not accurately capture Beckett’s amazing demeanor this morning. We couldn’t quite get him to flash us the typical BIG Beckett Smile, but he was playful and happy…it was so refreshing to see him so quickly regaining his baseline.
My parents left today for home. We were kinda laughing at the irony of the situation, that in less than a week they both feel comfortable enough to go home (reflective of Beckett’s condition and progress). It’s been great to have nearly all of both Leah and my family around this past week. Their love and support is so evident and greatly appreciated.
We had a few more visitors again today. We seem to have daily visitors from the Riley NICU here (Reminder: We are in Riley’s PICU now), which is so awesome! We love those guys! We also had a visitor from our old camp days. It’s great how “bad situations” like these can present great opportunities to reconnect with friends we haven’t seen in a while. Life gets busy, but true friendship will always surface at times of calamity/need….it’s beautiful.
So, as I was eluding to, Beckett is certainly more himself now. He definitely is not 100%, but he is definitely on his way. Now that his eyes are open, I believe he has initiated his “I can get anyone to fall in love with me within minutes” plan….which he has successfully mastered (just ask the Peyton Manning, St. V’s NICU and Riley’s NICU medical staff).
Oh, and here’s some crazy and exciting news. I’m sure you’ve heard if me referring to something called a VapoTherm throughout my updates. The reason you’ve heard we talk about it is because Beckett has been dependent upon the VapoTherm (or a nasty Ventilator) since FEBRUARY! Well, they took it away today!!! That’s crazy! Now, he still has a nasal cannula, because he currently still needs some oxygen support, but there is no step between his current cannula and no cannula, we just go to no cannula…that means, a naked face! We cannot wait to eventually get to that point. Beckett will look like a brand new baby. Who knows when that day will come (cause I guess we are being told that we can technically go home “on oxygen”), but we will certainly keep you posted!
Hang tight. Keep praying. Feel free to visit! Share Beckett’s story. And don’t stop allowing yourself to be challenged by not only Beckett’s journey, but find the purpose and value in your own story…and share it with others. I cannot believe we seem to be trending to the end of the beginning. God is soo good! One day at a time!!