Isaac has had an incredible few hours after a long morning of irritability. I was able to hold him in my arms the whole time. The first hour, I could not look at him or he would scream. He was crying off and on and staring into space. But, the minute I looked at him or talked to him, he would scream. Then the next hour, he looked at me...stared at me and as long as I didn't look back he was okay. The his past hour (that is 3 hours awake and alert!) he allowed me to look at him without screaming! He is not smiling but he has actually been awake and not cried for an hour. I think we are finally making progress in pain control. He still vomitted, had gas and other intestinal difficulties, but he has had an hour of "connected" time.
I am so excited I can barely stand it. The nurse is concerned that I am getting my hopes up..well, it's too late for that!
Thanks so much for your prayers and please keep praying...You support and encouragement has lifted me above the feelings of isolation that so often comes when the life outside of the hospital keeps on going on and time seems to stand still in this hospital room.
My afternoon with Isaac has been a gift like no other from God...and I will praise His name with even more depth of joy and awe on this Easter weekend.
Happy Easter to all of you!