Sunday, June 1, 2008

Carson's Homecoming Countdown

We haven't posted to the blog in a while because there hasn't been much to report. Saturday has come and gone and Carson is still in the NICU so my prediction was apparently a bit optimistic.

On Saturday Dr Gowan (the surgeon who treated Carson originally) told us that she thinks his cyst may have reattached and is collecting fluid. On Monday she is going to put him under and re-scope his trachea to see what's really going on. If the cyst has reappeared she will drain it again and continue to monitor his progress. Still no ETA on his homecoming.

One a positive note, Carson is definitely starting to show his personality now. He is very alert when I visit him and smiles when we talk and play with him. His doctors and nurses all gush about how sweet and cute he is. I suspect that's because he is one of the few babies in the NICU that is full-sized and healthy.

We still visit him everyday and are anxious for him to come home. Evan is anxious as well because he's never met his baby brother (NICU doesn't allow children visitors). I'll post here as soon as we get an estimated homecoming date for Carson.


Ginny said...

glad to hear he is continuing to do well, still hoping for his homecoming to be soon. the nicu is not a fun place to have to go. (our 2nd son was in for 3 weeks and we remember well.)

Anonymous said...

Hi Matt and Kristen. I just wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Congrats on a beautiful baby. With all our love. The Hands