Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Andrew and His Namesake
We visited Andrew twice today. We had a plesent surprise this morning. Waiting in the NICU was the very man we named our son after...the one the only Andrew John Tomlet! We got there at about 11am and the nurses said he had been waiting since about 6am..haha! Unknown to us Andrew flew up the night from his native land of Panama to check in on us. Just another answer to prayer...so after shedding some tears in the lobby we scrubbed in and went back to check on baby Andrew. He had another good night! I cant even remember the last time he had any seizure activity..and i dont care to...i think it has been at least 3-4 days..i dont really know they have all run together! Andrew is still sleepy although he was more active the second visit of the day...he was however able to wake up just enough to take mommas milk from the bottle and then the breast. Tonight he opened his eyes briefly and made some cooing sounds. I know i will regret this but i can not wait to hear Baby Andrew cry at the top of his lungs...i know he can, i heard it in the operating room and i wanna her it again. His doctor says being able to feed normally is a big step. Once he is eating normally and seizure free, we have our ticket outta here...if we stay on this track we could...i stress COULD be home this weekend. Please pray for this! I am trying not to get my hopes up but i know with God all things are possible. He is doing amazing things. His perfect love has cast out all fear! Thank you again to all who are praying for my family. You are all such a blessing...as I said the response has been astonishing, there are no words to describe it, I am forever in your debt.
It has been pointed out to me the meaning of the name Andrew:
Andrew - from the Greek, "man warrior."
Alan - from old German, "precious."
Andrew of the New Testement led his brother Peter to the Lord Jesus...Andrew pictured above did the same for me...I know God will use Baby Andrew Alan the precious man warrior for his Glory!