Today, Grady was released from the PICU. Yea, Grady. He is so happy to be back in his bed. For now, Grady is still a little sedated, but they are weening him off of the sleep medication he has been on since his last surgeries. Yesterday, the surgeon read Grady's last MRI. He was pleased with what he saw. Grady did not get an all clear report, but everything appears to be moving in the right direction. Now that he is back on his transition floor, the respiratory specialists will begin weening Grady off of the respirator again. He will also get to begin his bottle feeds again. We don't know when that will begin, but I know the little man is really missing his bottle.
While we were in the ICU, Grady was introduced to 'Sweeties'. It is a natural sweetener that helps encourage and teach babies to suck the pacifier or bottle. They also use it to help rid the child of hiccups. Well, Mr. G. is loving his sweeties. He will lick his lips and smack. This is his way of asking for something to moisten his mouth. And you know his JoJo is going to try to give him what he wants. Thus, the sweeties. It is a good thing Grady does not have any teeth just yet, otherwise, his Mommy might just send me some dental bills.
I hope you enjoy the pictures. Mom and Dad took thier picture today. The other handsome couple is Mommy's Mommy and Daddy. I thought since Grady is in his home away from home, you all might enjoy some family pictures.
As always, thank you so much for your prayers and support. This was a rough time for my family and having your support and love has carried us through it one more time.