Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Today, we are thankful for our lil' Bug's strength. Today he was scheduled to have his chest closed by the surgeons. Prior to the surgery, he opened his eyes and was moving his arms and legs while looking at us. It is truly amazing that he was able to do that with his chest open. He is a little miracle!! At 4:30, they kicked us out so they could close his chest (they do the procedure right there in the NICU). It only took about an hour and a half. Dr. L came out after to let us know that he was closed up. Dr. Lamberti thinks he is looking good but we are by no means "out of the woods" yet. He still has a couple of weeks left of recovery. Dr. L apologized to me for always using sports analogies with Roger and he said he just "doesn't know anything about Spongebob" (in reference to the fact that I teach little ones). That made us giggle. He is a funny guy. So, at shift change (6:30) Travis was still out cold from the anesthesia they gave him for the closure. They put a beautiful new blanket that a volunteer made under him and he looked a little bit "normal". The nurse tried to spiff him up a bit for us. So, for tonight and the next few days we are asking that you pray for his numbers to remain stable and for him to start getting some of his tubes/medlines removed.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We all have a lot to be thankful for...especially Roger and I!!


  1. Wishing your family a Happy Thanksgiving. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. Jennifer, Alex, and Brycen

  2. We are keeping you guys in our prayers. Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. KUDOS to the cool SDRCH NICU Nurses for taking such good care of Baby Travis spiffin him up a bit and they are taking care of you as well.