William was able to visit yesterday! He is our sensitive soul who has an extra special love for his baby brother. He asked me a few days ago if Henry was going to die. At that time, I didn't have an answer for him. He knows enough about Sydney to know that we have had such a loss before and that babies can die. Perhaps this contributed to the immense anxiety he has experienced in the past two weeks. I was so thankful that Henry was well enough yesterday (and looked like himself enough) for William to see him and know that he is getting better.
The big news is that Henry came off the ventilator today! I can hardly believe it. Just one week ago, we were bracing ourselves for the worst. The ugly words were "pneumonia, sepsis, very sick baby, can't promise you anything, very very ill." Today we are hearing new words like "fabulous, amazing, improvement, good numbers, extubate." I can't even begin to describe our emotions and thankfulness. Last week we prayed for a miracle. Today I finally believe we have witnessed one.
Here is our miracle baby looking a lot more like himself:
Henry's fight isn't over, but we do believe that he is winning!! Please keep praying for him and join us in thanking God for the huge steps he has taken this week.