Wes had a good day as well. One of the doctors that saw him this morning did decide to stop the weans. We are a little frustrated by this, because the day before, one of the docs wanted to increase his weans to 4-hours twice a day, now we are back to nothing. This is really one of the very few areas where there seems to be a lot of conflicting schools of though from the docs. Some say to give the kids a shot to prove themselves, others say if the kids need CPAP support, then they need CPAP support. I feel like Wes deserves at least an hour or two a day. He has proven that he can do it, and he is so much more happy without the CPAP, if even for a fleeting moment. Wes deserves what happiness he can muster.
Max's respiratory therapist tonight last saw the boys the night they were born. She said she can remember that night very clearly. She could not stop talking about how amazing they look, how big they have grown, and how cute they are. God really used her to remind me of how much we have to be thankful for. It has not been a short road, but the concerns of today are not at all what they were 118-days ago.
I wanted to share another amazing thing that happened in our lives recently. Marie Clark, a professional photographer, approached us about doing a photo shoot with the boys in the NICU. A few weeks ago, Marie came to the NICU, donned a Big Bird yellow gown and latex gloves, wiped all of her camera gear down so as to not transfer any foreign bacteria, and just started snapping pictures. I was thinking all of the pictures were going to look goofy because of the setting and the stupid gowns and gloves, but her artistic eye and God given ability transformed these still images into something that for us is just breathtaking. I have included a few of the pictures below, but she has more than 230 images from the shoot at the following site (you do need to create an account, but it is really one of the few places to store this many high quality photos):
Marie has a webiste that showcases some of her other work as well: