No news is good news...

I find myself hesitating to update because I may be a little bit superstitious. Abel is doing so incredibly well and quite frankly, surprising everyone. He recovered quickly from his collapsed lung but it's still keeping him here in the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit). Every day he gets a new line or tube or wire eliminated from his collection. Yesterday it was his chest tube and pacer wires. The day before, the IV line in his head. Robyn is his favorite nurse. She likes to de-clutter and push Abel to handle one (or five) less things. She weaned him off his oxygen little by little and he's handling it well. We started feeding him my breast milk and now, after a few crabby days, he's finally sleeping. 

Our outlook is good. Hopefully moving to the 5th floor...the heart kids floor...tomorrow or the next day. Once we get there, it's a full on feeding frenzy until Abel is eating on his own at a consistent rate. After that, a week of parent education. Jason and I will learn what it takes to be (full time-on our own) "Heart Parents." We are more than ready. 
Thank you so much for your continued support, healing thoughts and prayers. We are overwhelmed with the amount of love we are receiving from everyone. We can't wait for you to meet Abel Falcon! 


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