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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Chillin' Charlie

Cute pictures of Charlie opening his eyes and playing. Please excuse his swollen state. He has gotten that way because of the ventilator, all the fluids, and because they are not able to move him yet. He is still cute, although we are slightly biased!




Charlie had a good day today. His doctors wanted him to rest and stay stable today. He did. There is even talk about swapping him back to the conventional ventilator Monday. We will see though. Slow and steady.

We had a great moment today. Charlie decided to open his eyes and play with mom and dad as best he could. He was awake for quite a while and he had fun looking at mom and dad. I have posted the pictures. He also played with his tongue and enjoyed Dad's silly sounds every time he did it, which made him stick it out again! It was fun to finally see him in somewhat of an awake state. They have him on some pretty powerful medicine and his nurse was surprised that he was able to stay awake and move at all. That's our Charlie, he is such a strong boy! Boy are we in trouble when he gets his legs under him :-)

Oh won't that be a sweet day!

4 comments:

Tracy Meats said...

What a day to see Charlie opening his eyes...what a strong little boy, and very cute too!! Many prayers that Charlie keeps getting stronger and is able to be switched to the more conventional vent today. I hope you continue to see improvements daily and he only has "good days" in his future!!

Tracy Meats - mom to Ian, born with a LCDH on 4/3/04 and WY and CO State Rep. for CHERUBS (www.cdhsupport.org)

Dom said...

I LOVE HIM!! Can't wait to see him and you guys to give you a big hug! Give Charlie my love and see you soon

Kristin

Fer said...

Wonderful day and being able to see Charlie's eyes! I'm always thinking about you!

Dee said...

What a cutie!!! Love seeing his lovely eyes....Keep the faith....Prayers and love sent your way for Charlie's continued improvement every day and that he will be home soon!!! Love, Dee