Monday, February 22, 2010

February 22nd

Yesterday our family was given an amazing gift. After 61 days, Calee was able to meet her little brother! Words can't describe what an exciting and happy time it was for all of us. Watching Calee see Cohen for the first time was truly one of the happiest moments of my life. I am so thankful for doctors with big hearts that made this happen. Justin and I took tons of pictures, and will post them soon.

On a less joyful note, we have gotten some more possible negative information on Cohen. Like I said earlier, the orthopedic doctor came back and casted Cohen's legs Friday night. He apparently told the NICU doctor that he thought the problems with his legs could be neurological. We were shocked to say the least. This is the same doctor that told us he was perfectly fine a month ago.

We do have hope that this is not the case, that he is just taking extra time to get better. Cohen has taken several bottles in the last week. He also can move his arms and legs, cough, cry and focus his eyes on objects. He also has good hearing, which is another good sign.

Today, a pediatric ENT doctor from Vanderbilt was supposed to come and do a "bronc" test on Cohen. This is to see rather or not he has larangomalysia (extra skin/flap in his throat) that could be causing him to have trouble swallowing. We waited all afternoon for this doctor not to show up------not a great first impression! Now, they are thinking he will come Tuesday or Wednesday. We are hoping for the best on this study.

All in all, Cohen is doing well. There are just so many what if's right now. We are trying to keep our spirits up and pray for the best possible outcome. We just know he will be ok!

Thank you for your continued love and prayers. We are so lucky to have such wonderful family and friends to help us through this time.

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