The nurses are saying he is ready to have his chest closed tomorrow. Although this is another great milestone, it still makes us nervous not knowing how Jonah's body will react. If all goes well, he could get his first sip of breast milk through the NG tube by tomorrow night or Tuesday.
Jonah is looking really good. The swelling has almost completely disappeared from 2 days ago, especially in his head, hands and feet. Currently Mom is reading Jonah books while Dad posts this update. It's quiet and peaceful here, enough so that Dad might close his eyes and share some Z's with Jonah.
The nurses and doctors have been so wonderful, we really can't thank them enough. Last night Stacie and I were discussing about how we can give back as we learn more about all the fundraisers, golf outings, dinners and many other ways to donate or volunteer. There's really a tight niche group of doctors, nurses, patients and parents here - and the appreciation of the staff and love for these kids is very apparent. There is something unique and special here. We're just so fortunate and grateful, that no matter the outcome, we have been exposed to a community that will always be a part of our lives.