A New Blanket

Liam continues to maintain a status-quo right now, so long as he is able to be placed in a comfortable position. Yesterday, he was really liking being on his stomach, but over the night and this morning it appears that he is most comfortable on his side….so who knows. He continues to have labored breaths and his breathing rate is pretty high, but he is also maintaining good oxygen levels and pretty good vital signs all around. Over the night, he was successfully weened completely off the dopamine, which is good as any less medication is better than more medicine. It also allowed the nurses to take off some of the tubing so it will be a little easier for us to hold him and move around some.

As we have said before, the entire nursing staff here at the NICU are a special kind of person. To be able to deal with what they are tasked in dealing with on a day-to-day basis is a remarkable feat in love. We have had the fortune of having the same nurse for each of the past 6 nights, and as she goes on some much deserved time off, we realize how wonderful it’s been to have her be apart of Liam’s life. These are amazing people, and she is an amazing person. She also gifted Liam a hand-made blanket yesterday, made by her Mom. It’s been a great addition to his crib and he seems to really be comfortable using it.


  1. Pat & Lowell says:

    Good morning,

    Emily got us to your blog. We appreciate the updates. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you this past month. So glad that Dave and Mary Jo are able to be with you during these struggles. You have the strength and support of many who love you to get through these times. You continue to be in our prayers.

  2. Sarah Leonard says:

    I’m so thankful that you are surrounded by loving and supportive people at this time. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you, celebrating your small successes and mourning your many worries and anxieties. Much love to you, and thanks for continuing to update!

  3. Marie n Ron Coleman says:

    Ahna n Oren, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. The boys are quite handsome. Erza must just be one busy boy. Your writing and updates Oren are great. Thanks for keeping us all uptodate.
    Hugs Marie

  4. We are continuing to pray and think of all of you. We just showed Anthony the photos of his friend, Ezra, and Ezra’s new brother. He was very excited to see Ezra and Liam as he continually pointed to the photos and repeated “Eerha” and “baby”! We pray God provides just what you need at the exact time you need it!

  5. Aunt April & Uncle Shawn says:

    You’ll are ever in our thoughts and hearts.

  6. Sandy McIntyre says:

    Hi Oren and Ahna and everyone else. I read your update, and Miracles do happen. So our prayers are with you.
    God bless you all.

  7. I have wanted to stop to comment for the past couple of days since finding your blog through my friend Jenny. We have lived the journey of spending a lot of time at TCH with our son Max the past 7 years.

    Blessings to you and your little guy. I hope he continues to do well off of the vent, and his seizures stay calm.

  8. Dee and Eric says:

    Thinking of you as always. Big hugs.

  9. Scott and Jenn says:

    Atta boy Liam! Way to get rid of the Dopamine buddy! Love you guys tons!

  10. Matt & Sarah Hollas says:

    Anah and Oren,

    Please know you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. As I am sure you have many anxious friends and family willing to help at a moments notice, we too are available for anything at anytime. With Love, Matt, Sarah, Jake and Ben Hollas

  11. Like what I’m hearing…good job Liam! Thanks for the great play by play guys, I know all of us appreciate it.

  12. Yeah! We were all talking about baby blankets the night before we left Portland…I still miss mine. It was great to see you last night!


  1. […] have been treated to several handmade gifts for Liam since he has been here. We posted about a blanket, a painting,  and a hat (on second thought, maybe we haven’t mentioned the hat yet, so I […]

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