Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wow....

We were pleasantly surprised to see our mailbox full of cards today! It probably took us a half hour to read all the cards... They made our day, and we are so grateful. We are amazed at how many cards we get normally, but this was crazy (a great crazy!). Some of the "cards" were from Linda's 3 year old class. They drew us a "picture" and Linda wrote down what they had to say to us. My personal favorite: "Come home from the hospital and get better sometimes I puke." Followed in a close second by "Go home. This is a giant". (Sorry you can't see his giant) Needless to say, they were very fun to read.
We just wanted to say thanks to everyone (big and small) who have sent us cards over the last few weeks. Here's our thank yous from today...
Thanks...
Wes and Amy
Ed, Melissa, Brooke, Chase, Sheldon and Brelle
Grandma and Grandpa Pritchard
Alisha, Pam and Jerry
Don and Sharon
Dave, Jude and Isaiah
Ray, Pam, Holly, Amber and Blake
Terry and Ginny
Lynn and Betty (thanks for the picture, that was great!)
Ken and Judy
Ronald and Irene
Mike, Pam and Emilee
and.. Linda's class at Stepping Stones

You all made our day. :)

A little early...

... P.S. Micah, you were supposed to come out today. But we're glad to have you anyway. Happy due date, bubba!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Procedure and surgery

The doctors were able to get both the lung scope and the surgery planned for the same day, this friday. It'll be midday, around 11. The scope will only take a half hour, and the surgery probably close to two. Please pray they find out what's going on with his breathing, and that they don't find any major problems.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy 1 month birthday, Micah!!!









































Here are some pictures of our little man from the last two weeks... Sorry it took so long to get pictures up. And yes, I have to eat some humble pie served up by my mom... Micah's hair does have a hint of red! We can't believe how much different it looks than when he was born! Enjoy the pics. Hopefully we will have more coming soon!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Picture problems, sorry...

We're having trouble getting the pictures off our camera... if it's not one thing, it's another. We'll try to get pictures up soon.
Things have been pretty slow around here. Nothing exciting happening. Still planning on surgery on the 2nd, and still no word on the ENT/pulmonary scope. They were supposed to have a date for us on Thursday... not that I'm impatient or anything.
We ventured for an afternoon out on the town yesterday... It's the first time I've been in a store in about 8 weeks. It was only Walmart, but you better believe I didn't care. It was nice to get out and be reminded... it's fall... not summer anymore. The leaves probably change a lot later here than home, I guess we'll see.
They're going to make me a germ-o-phobe yet... They've taken all the magazines and toys out of the waiting rooms, and have all but locked down the inpatient/ICU areas. Now, you have to go to the front desk, give them the name of who you are visiting... they call and confirm, they take your name down, give you a bracelet, unlock the elevator and designate which floor it can go to. It's a little crazy, really.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

We're looking at a long time down here...

I think we'll have to call this home for a little longer than we hoped. The lung scope test should yield some results in the trach department, but if a trach is needed, we'll be down here a few weeks after the trach is placed. There are a lot of potentials ways to help him manage his airway, but we won't know anything until the lung scope. Still no word when that scope will be done (even though they said they'd tell us today... grrr!)
Micah had another okay day... they decided to give him blood because his red blood cells count remained low for a few days. They'd wait it out except that he's going into surgery next week.
Our "pod" (room) of kids got pretty empty today, half the kids moved out! The little neighbor girl had surgery this morning so I'm sure if their family could use some prayer.
We're just so proud of how Micah is doing, and we love him so much. We also love the staff because they love our baby too. The physical therapist just gets the biggest kick out of Micah because he has a LOT of personality. He's pretty fun.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Yummy food and relaxation... (sort of)

I'm sitting here enjoying my cheeseball that was sent for me. Made my day...
Micah had a good day today. He got his NJ (feeding tube) put back in. Bugged him a lot at first, but overall not nearly as much as last time he took a field trip to radiology. Micah was super awake for a lot of the day today. He was pretty content. It was really nice that he was stable because we were able to come back to the house and rest. It's amazing how sitting in the hospital can be exhausting, but it is. Tomorrow will hopefully be good as well.
The big news is that his G-J tube placement (his feeding tube in his stomach) will be placed on October 2nd. The ENT doctors want to do a scope to check out his airway and lungs. Both require general anesthesia which is a bummer. That procedure isn't planned, but hopefully it'll be the beginning of next week. He'll keep the breathing tube at least through the lung scope.
We're also enjoying fancy peanut butter... I never thought there was much of a difference, but this choosy mom chooses peter pan. :) (Travis just shook his head and called me a nerd. I thought it was funny).
Have a good night.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Stabilizing...

Micah has stabilized quite a bit since being intubated. He can still throw fits where he clamps down on his vent tube and cuts off his oxygen that way, but they can get him out of it by giving him oxygen. He can also get very, very mad... But overall, he's much more stable and that's a sigh of relief for all of us.
The plan is still to put a GJ tube (a feeding tube into his stomach and then further into his intestines) at the beginning of next week, maybe before. The vent tube will likely stay in until after the surgery- but that's just a guess.

Bad night

Micah struggled to breathe most of the day and night, so they decided to put his breathing tube back in this morning. Hopefully it's a very temporary fix until he can get his strength back up to breathe again. We just talked to Dr. Lim, and it's likely he's going to get his feeding tube through his stomach put in at the end of this week or the beginning of next. It's about an hour-hour and a half operation. The feeding tube in his nose is only a short term fix. There's still talk of a tracheotomy, but there's a few things they want to try first.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Pictures!!































Micah in great thought, after his first bath, with the parents after getting all spruced up and having a conversation with Dad. (One of many I am sure)

Some better news

Dr. Eleru (ear, nose and throat doctor) came by today after Micah's test and looked him over. He said that his neck really looks great. He also thinks that Micah is having problems because he was never able to learn how to swallow well when he was in the womb. He was pretty confident that he would be able to learn to do this. Micah is going to have to have a feeding tube put into his stomach, which will be an hour and half procedure. We do not know when they plan on doing this. Micah is also going to have another test where they put something in his saliva and then take an x ray to see if it ends up in his lungs ( Dr. Eleru said they cannot know for sure if he is aspirating by the test he had today). We were also told that if Micah still has trouble with his secretions that there are about three options before they would think about doing a tracheotomy. There is a medicine that drys up secretions, they can inject botox into his saliva glands so they do not secrete as much ( this would wear off eventually) or they could surgically remove some of his saliva glands. They did not give us a big run down yet about what their full plan is, but the next step seems to be doing the spit test to see where his saliva ends up and then putting in his new feeding tube. We have no dates on when this will happen but it is good to know that they seem to have located the problem and now they just need to see what will work best for him. It seems like Micah will keep dropping his heart rate and oxygen saturation until they can get this all sort out. Please pray that Micah can regulate himself a little better until they are able to start fixing the problem.

Not what we wanted to hear...

The test didn't go well. He was really upset and wasn't able to show any swallow function. They were able to tell that he can not protect his airway from anything that's in his mouth. This is a huge bummer. He's aspirating on his saliva. Since the procedure, he's been doing pretty poorly. He test got him so worked up that he's doing worse managing his saliva than normal. (He normally isn't aspirating on all his saliva, or he wouldn't be able to breathe at all.) Right now, we don't have a plan for the future, but the going thought is that he will have to have a tracheotomy. We're not sure what this means, really, since we don't know much about trachs.
:(

Sunday, September 20, 2009

For lack of my brain function..

I'm reverting back to my camp days. I'm not sure I could put together cohesive paragraphs if I wanted to.
Highs for today.
1) Micah got moved to medical rounds, from surgical rounds. This means the doctors think he's recovered from his surgery! Yay!
2) Micah got his first big boy bath today. I laugh just thinking about it. He wasn't too fond of the water, although he liked the shampoo getting rubbed in his hair. Micah, in true form, pooped and peed in his first bath. It was pretty amusing, but only because the nurse was doing the dirty work. (He poops at the most inopportune times... like 5 minutes after changing him). Too much info? Sorry.
3) We had visitors this weekend! We hope to get pictures up soon. It was the lsat visitors Micah will get for awhile, so hopefully he enjoyed them.
4) We had a better day today than we had yesterday. Less drops in heart rate and oxygen.

Lows.
1) We had a terrible, horrible, no good very bad night last night. He dropped about 11 times in less than 4 hours. Worried mom and dad so much we went in at 6 this morning. Long day.
2) Sort of a low, but not really. Micah got moved back to high flow oxygen. They figured since he's been having so many problems, it was worth trying high flow. It's a step backwards from the low flow in a way, but it's seeming to help out. He's not dropping nearly as frequently with the high flow. Lets hope it stays that way... Tonight will likely tell.

Can't wait to get pictures up... We have some fun ones- it's been a busy weekend. Micah has a big test tomorrow to try to narrow down why he's dropping like he is. They'll put a little camera down his throat to see what he's doing with his saliva- whether it's ending up in his lungs or if he's swallowing it. Please pray he cooperates for the test because mom and dad need some answers! This test may not give us the correct answer for what's going on, but it'll help narrow down what it isn't at least. His test is around 11.

Just wanted to say thanks for all the comments. If you frequently read, you should comment. Just click where it says comments on the bottom of the post... and write your comment... choose "anonymous" (but make sure you sign your name) and hit post/submit. We'd love to hear from all of you.

Oh, and I almost forgot... We got internet in our room at the house! We got an ethernet cord, and it works! Yahoo!

Friday, September 18, 2009

We apologize...

We JUST got notice that they are going to start limiting all visitors except parents to the NICU. We are crushed because we know how much some of you want to see him, especially grandparents. This is effective Monday. We're frustrated at the lack of warning, and the fact that it's so strict. I'm not sure if it's more strict than normal, but they're concerned about the seasonal flu and the H1N1 virus.

The GOOD news is that Micah's FEES test (the one to see where his saliva is going) has been moved up to this Monday the 21st. It was supposed to be the 28th. This may not provide answers, but it will help narrow down the potential problem he's having with his heart rate and oxygenation. We pray they find that nothing is going into his lungs that shouldn't be.

Take care!

A new day...

Micah is doing a little better today. He had all three of his therapies (physical, occupational and speech) and suprisingly he was awake for all three. He got a little confused and was showing off his pacifier skills to the physical therapist, not the speech or OT, but that's okay. The PT bragged on him anyway. He's been all about his pacifier today- if you take it from him when he wants it, he will tell you all about it. That's great for us though, he needs a lot of practice using those muscles.
We just wanted to say how much we appreciate all the prayers. We know it's the only way we're getting by... especially since it's been a long week. We can't wait to come home and see you all! Oh, one more thing... Since it looks like we'll be here longer than anticipated, please pray we have wisdom to sort out all that goes along with that.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

More questions than answers...

The doctors want to do a test on Micah to try to rule out some of what's going on with him, but unfotunately there's a two week wait. The test is Monday, Sept 28th. The goal of the test is to see if he's aspirating on his saliva, or if he's swallowing it. This is one of a half dozen ideas of why he's having so much trouble keeping his heart rate and oxygen up. Of course this is incredibly frustrating to us, because we hate seeing Micah drop so far (and goes from normal to dropped in less than 15 seconds).
The speech therapist is also questioning Micah's ability to suck on his pacifier. He makes lots of "munching" motions, and what seems to be swallowing motions, but he can't seem to get his tongue where it needs to be to suck. There's a chance there's some of the lymphatic tissue under his tongue. It also could be that he's just not got the skill down quite yet. We hope this is the case.
It's been a really long week. There's a lot of other things going on with insurance, and someone went through our mail yesterday (who does that?!). We're afraid something is missing... whether it be a bill, or something that may have account information. It's just been a really, really long week. We're looking forward to company this weekend though!
Please pray that Micah starts to sort himself out on his own since his test is a week and a half away.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ups and downs...

Unfortunately, Micah hasn't had the best of days, and we're still not sure why. That's the way it goes, I guess, but it's getting really frustrating. He dropped his oxygen level into the 20's, and they had to bag him. He's dropped his oxygen into the 50's and 60's a few times as well. We just need to be patient, and that isn't one of my strong suits.

On a good note, Micah got a big boy bed today. He's out of his little own bed, and now has his own crib. We'll try to get pictures up soon. (Now that grandma is home, we don't have our resident photo poster).

Monday, September 14, 2009

A bit of improvement

Micah's day has been much better than his night. He's still dropping his stats, but not as far and not as often. They haven't had to intervene, he has brought them up on his own. This is all good news, but no answers as to why this is happening in the first place. One doctor said it just might be prematurity issues.
We finally got back the pathology report we've been waiting on for almost a week. It showed that Micah's condition is indeed a lymphatic malformation, and not a cervical teratoma. This is what they thought all along, but it's good to be sure.

Prayer requests...

Over the night, Micah dropped his heart rate and oxygen levels on many occasions. He's done this before (mainly when his vent was in), but last night he dropped enough they had to bag him with oxygen. No one seems to know why he's doing this, just pray it fixes itself. They are taking more precautions in case his feedings are causing him to aspirate. They advanced his tube past his stomach so he won't be able to spit them up... The doctors don't know if this is the problem, but it's something to try to fix the problem. The docs checked his thyroid (another reason this could happen) and it came back normal. So, we're searching for answers... please pray.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A good laugh and a good thought

I (Brittany) just stepped out away from Micah...Travis was holding Micah, and Micah made a funny sound that I attributed to a sneeze (he sounds like his mom!)... I looked at Travis and he burst out laughing and said... that didn't come from his mouth! Dad hasn't changed a dirty diaper yet, and I think his time has come. Too bad the batteries are dead on the camera!

I read this recently, and it struck me. Maybe you'll appreciate it too. It's part of a devotion by Charles Spurgeon...

"My grace is sufficient for thee." 2Corinthians 12:9
If none of God's saints were poor and tried, we should not know half so well the consolations of divine grace...
God's grace is illustrated and magnified in the poverty and trials of believers. Saints bear up under every discouragement, believing that all things work together for their good, and that out of apparent evils a real blessing shall ultimately spring—that their God will either work a deliverance for them speedily, or most assuredly support them in the trouble, as long as He is pleased to keep them in it. This patience of the saints proves the power of divine grace...
The master-works of God are those men who stand in the midst of difficulties, stedfast, unmoveable,—"Calm mid the bewildering cry,Confident of victory."He who would glorify his God must set his account upon meeting with many trials. No man can be illustrious before the Lord unless his conflicts be many. If then, yours be a much-tried path, rejoice in it, because you will the better show forth the all-sufficient grace of God. As for His failing you, never dream of it—hate the thought. The God who has been sufficient until now, should be trusted to the end.

Have a great night. :)

A tiny vision of the future...

We talked to the doctors this morning about what it would take to get Micah closer to home. The two big things are watching his incision heal, and being able to perform a swallow study. To get to the swallow study, he needs to work a lot with therapy so that he can be interested enough in taking a bottle so they can do the study. If he passes the swallow study, that will be one step closer to getting him to Fort Wayne. We're not getting too excited yet, but it's nice to know what they are looking for.
He's definitely making baby steps forward when it comes to being able to suck and swallow. He's at least interested in the idea, which is more than a few days ago.
Unfortunately, everyone is going home today. It's going to be strange, but we've been glad to have as many visitors as we have.
Continue to pray for Micah, and that I (Brittany) will feel better. My allergies came roaring back, and I'm not able to take the medicine I usually take. Lots of coughing + big ncision= pretty miserable.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Not much new...

I'm happy to report not much has been going on over here. Micah is continuing to do well, and the doctors are pleased with his progress. Still no word on when he can come home, but I suppose that's fine too. He took a pacifier last night for the first time, and I was so happy. It was hard to tell if he was sucking on it (the skill we're not sure he has) or chewing on it, but it's a step in the right direction. The surgeon happened to be in at that time, and said he was very pleased to see him do this. Every day he has "speech" therapy, to work with his mouth and hopefully develop his ability to suck. He did a great job today and tolerated it well. We can hold him a lot easier now that he doesn't have the vent in his mouth and for the most part he does well with it. He's being a good little boy!
(and yes, for those who asked, he is getting longer. He's about 19 3/4" long now, up from 19". He's growing fast! He has lost about 5-6 oz, which is to be expected. He's long and spindley!)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Real quick...

They took out Micah's tube around 7am. (That wasn't the 9am I was told, so I was a little honked off because no one was there). He struggled for the first couple hours, but I think he's stable now... Just don't make him mad! It's been a long morning, but we hope it will be followed by a nice afternoon. More later...

Monday, September 7, 2009

Swimming ... and his 1 week birthday! YAY!




Micah got to put some clothes on today! For as long and big as he looks, he swims in his clothes! Dad got to hold him today, and dad was in heaven. He got to hold him for over an hour. Once he got settled, he loved rocking in the chair with daddy. Micah has been a little fiesty, having trouble keeping his heart rate where it should be, but he seems to be improving this afternoon. The doctors are running tests to see what could be up, so hopefully they'll know soon. The docs aren't terribly worried about it, but they'd like to figure out why it's happening. That's our biggest prayer request today. Other than that, he's doing great. He had visitors yesterday and today which was fantastic. It's been good to show him off! :) More visitors tomorrow.

Since Micah had a rough night, mom didn't get much sleep. Therefore, I'm off to a mandated nap. Have a great night!

EDIT: Tomorrow they are planning on extubating Micah (taking out his breathing tube). The ear nose and throat doctors are confident that now is good time, but there's always a chance they'll have to put it back in. That would be a bummer, but it shouldn't be a big deal if it has to go back in. It's a big, exciting, unnerving thing because they're going to look at his airway and we hope they don't see any new lymphatic problems. Please pray!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Lots of First Today




Brittany was able to hold Micah for the first time today. She had him for about a hour and a half. I didn't think she would ever put him down. He handled being up wonderful. His vital all stayed within the normal range. He usually doens't like to be handled. I guess he knew it was his Mom. He laid there very content. Another first was getting breast milk today. They put a feeding down his nose to receive the feedings. He has done great with it. Each day they will increase the amount he gets. Another first, was Grandma got to change his diaper. I only got the wet one.

They also turned off his heater that was keeping him warm. They swaddled him with a blanket and he was very content.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

An update!







Micah is such a cutie pie! Today was a big day for him! They took out the drains from the cyst area. They also took out his catheter. He got his first dirty diaper today, and mom changed it! (Dad said he'd pass, but don't worry he's got plenty coming!) My mom (Brenda) will put up pictures later, I'm sure. Micah is down to so few wires, it's amazing! The doctors are going to put him on an NG tube (a feeding tube from his nose or mouth to his stomach) in the next few days. Right now he's getting his nutrition/fat from fluids that are going through an IV. This is a big step in the right direction. They are planning on extubating him (taking his breathing tube and ventilator) out on Tuesday. This could change of course, depending on how Micah does. He's been pretty good today. They stopped his morphine/versed (his pain medication and sedation) so he's been waking up slowly. He's moving around a lot more, and is even opening his eyes just ever so slightly. I am so excited to see his little eyes.
It's been a busy day in his little life- all good things! Pictures to come!

Friday, September 4, 2009

September4

Micah is doing well (I feel like I keep saying that, but its true!) The skin around his neck has changed to a much more normal color. It was really encouraging to see that it looked a million times better. He’s been pretty stable since the surgery. The doctors are pleased with him- on morning rounds the doctor said “Wow!” when he saw Micah’s neck. I had to ask… good wow, or bad wow? It was a good wow. It’s been a pretty uneventful day which we are thankful for. The doctors took out my staples today, and sent me home. It’s good to be out of the hospital, but it was nice being so close to Micah. Now, for Travis it’s probably 10 minutes to walk from the house to the NICU. If anyone is planning on visiting, let us know. The hospital website has great directions from any direction. (Google Cincinnati Childrens). Also, give us a call so you know where to find us, and we can give you directions on parking and whatever visitor passes you may need.
We got a call from a pastor in Cincinnati on our Ronald McDonald house phone. He knows someone, who knows someone we know. He came to the house and looked for us, but we were nowhere to be found. He was from the area, and just wanted to see how we are doing. It’s amazing how kind and generous people can be.

Just Pictures







Micah A CampMack lover already
and Britt hand A angel at sleep.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Surgery Update




Micah was in surgery from about 9:30-3:00. The doctors were able to get the majority of the cyst removed. They removed the cyst around the airway, but left some of the cyst around his ear. The cyst around his ear isn’t affecting anything. That cyst involves the facial nerve, and when Micah is bigger, the nerve will be bigger and easier to work around. (Time frame for this? No rush, they say… Months, years? As long as it doesn’t cause problems.) They weren’t comfortable working on that area since the facial nerve is so small and important. Unfortunately, despite what we were told, the cyst is in the airway just slightly. There are some discolorations that are signs of the cyst, but it doesn’t extend into the airway. The ear, nose and throat doctor was surprisingly not concerned right now. They are talking about taking him off the ventilator in the next few days if he can tolerate it, which is great! They kept as much of the extra skin as possible in case some of the skin doesn’t survive. Once they figure out what they have to work with, they’ll revise the scar. The extra skin is pretty discolored because it got beat up so bad. There was a LOT of information given, and right now the short version is there’s a lot they don’t know about how it went. There’s a chance of facial nerve damage, but they can’t tell until he’s awake enough to move his mouth. We hope the facial nerve damage is minimal, but there’s no way to tell yet. Mr. Micah now has an adorable little chin and jaw line. He’s even cuter than he was before. I joked I’m not sure whose chin he has, since I’ve never seen Travis’ chin (because of his beard!) After being in surgery for hours, Micah really looks great. He’s a sweet little boy… We are so happy to have him, especially now that he can recover and get strong. I’m sure we’ll have lots more medical information in the days to come but honestly, we’re just glad he made it through surgery and we have him (and there’s a chance of holding him in a few days or a week).

Real quick.

At just 60 hours old, Micah went into surgery this morning. They took him back at 7:45, and surgery started at 9:24. He had a good night last night, and they were pleased with how he's doing. We have a little room of our own to wait in, and out in the main waiting area, we have internet access. We'll let you know when we know more.
Thanks for praying!
- Mom and Dad

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Post from Brittany 09-02-09

Micah’s surgery has been planned for 7:45am. Of course, we’re all a bunch of nerves, but we know it’s better for Micah in the long run. He has been tolerating his cyst pretty well. The doctors have run a lot of tests trying to figure out exactly what they’re dealing with. They won’t know entirely for sure until they start surgery. The biggest thing is that we want them to find that the cyst isn’t involving his airway at all. If it is, he will need a tracheotomy, which may be permanent. The surgery could last between 3-6 hours, and it’s a go as long as Micah does well through the night (there’s no reason to think there will be problems).
He’s a sweet little boy. He’s pretty sedated most of the time, but you can still tell how he’s feeling by the little faces he makes. He’s quite ticklish (which makes mom very happy) and he loves to stretch out his long legs. As long as no one is poking at him, he just lays there pretty content as long as he doesn’t get the hiccups.
Travis and I got some sleep last night thankfully. We both are doing well. The nurses say I’m coming along pretty well considering the big incision I’ve been dealt.
We appreciate your prayers and pretty much beg for them, especially in the next day or two. Have a great day. We’ll get updates posted as soon as we can tomorrow.

First Family Picture of the Hartman Family


Everyone had a restful night. (Except the ones of us that stayed at Holmes on Eden. We had a fire alarm go off at 11pm. What a way to wake up. Thankfully, everything was fine.)
They are pretty sure they will do Micah's surgery tomorrow. Not sure of the time yet. Travis said sometime during the day shift. But, with hospitals things could change at a drop of a hat.
They are not sure what type of cyst it is. Please pray they are able to remove all of it this time.
Off to eat lunch, then back to visit Micah!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What a Handsome Guy!



Micah weighed 5 lb 13 oz ,19 inches. Micah is doing great! The Doctor gave him a A+. They are talking about when to do his surgery. We'll keep you posted. They are still concerned about his airway. Brittany is doing wonderful for someone who had major surgery less than 24 hours ago. She is back at Childrens Hospital. I'll let her tell you the story about getting there. She is much better at it than me. Please continue praying for the Hartman family. They have a long road ahead of them. But Micah is here and wonderful. But Grandma's are bias.


Good morning!!!

Good morning everyone! Micah is doing well this morning! They've been able to turn his ventilator pretty far down over the night, so he's doing most of his breathing on his own. Linda, Amber, Mandy and Travis got to spend an hour with him last night, and Travis was already in there this morning. Linda said that when Travis came in and started talking, Micah perked right up, opened his eyes, and looked around! I haven't got to see too many pictures of him yet, but he has a lot of hair, I hear. Doctors havent made their rounds yet, so I'll have to post an add on later.
I (Brittany) am doing alright. Kind of feels like someone cut open my innards! They had to bring me back to University Hospital last night, because there was no room for me in the inn. They weren't expecting me till Wednesday. One of the doctors commented that he appreciated that it wasn't 2 in the morning (He always joked Micah would come at 2 am on Saturday). They're supposed to get me back to Childrens around 10 this morning.
Well, I'm sure we'll post more later... Hopefully some pictures, too!

Micah's Here!!

Micah Eugene Hartman was born on August 31, at 8:11pm. He is doing great! They were able to put an airway down his thoart. His heart looks good. We haven't seen him yet, but Travis took pictures of him and he's beautful. Brittany is settled in a room at University Hospital. They didn't have room at Children's Hospital for her tonight. Hopefully, she will be transfer back there tomorrow morning.
The will acess Micah in the next few days, to decide when they will do his surgery.

Travis just called and said Micah is doing great, when he went in to see him, he perk up and opened his eyes when he heard his voice.

Thank you for all the prayers, please continue to pray for Micah's surgery and Brittany healing.