Wednesday, November 11, 2009

5 Day and Counting

Aiden is doing good right now, We have made it 5 1/2 days now. Aiden is improving his breathing, this is due to the surgery he had yesterday that closed a valve in his heart. This should improve his fluid retention in his lungs. He is better today. He is our little fighter. We are so proud of him.

We would like to thank Dr. deSolar and nurse Jennifer for the written order that allowed our two boys to be able to go back into NICU to see their little brother. That was the first time we have had our family together since last Thursday. Thanks to Stephanie for coming back down to Monroe to take pictures that we will post when we get them, also thanks to Tisha for bringing Hunter and my parents for bringing Mason. We thank all of our nursing staff, nurse practicioners, and Drs. that have taken excellent care of our little man. They are being so wonderful. Thank you to all of our friends that have visited us and the ones that ask to see Aiden. Thanks to all of the people that have brought by snack food, coffee for me, and food for us! For some that is a small detail but for us it is great. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also Ashley was surprised when yesterday before the surgery, the nurses and nurse practitioner asked her if she wanted to hold Aiden: the answer was a resounding YES! She held him for about 45 minutes, wonderful, wonderful!!!
How happy does she look?
Thank you to all,


Anonymous said...

I am a Transylvania native and have kept with your blog to get updates on your wonderful new baby boy. My father (Ronnie King) has also been thinking and praying for you guys. Hope Aiden continues to improve and warm your hearts. I had a nephew that was in the NICU at St Francis for 6 weeks, they are definitely special caring people! I will continue to keep you in my prayers! May God Bless!

Heather King Harper

Bee-Vine Creations said...
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Bee-Vine Creations said...

Nurse Jessica was a God send to us while my Carter was in the NICU there for an extra week. May God continue to bless your entire family. The prayers will keep being poured out for y'all.
Sarah Morris

Anonymous said...

Shane & Ashley,
So glad big brothers got to meet Aiden. I know that was a special time. Will continue to lift you all up in prayers!!

Tessa Stutts

Anonymous said...

Such sweet pictures! Thank you so much for sharing them. Even though I do not personally know you, I feel like I do. My family and I have been keeping up with your blog for months. Still praying for all of you.

Much Love,
Leslie Knight
Monroe, LA

Robin said...

Thank you so much for sharing your pictures of Aiden, and for keeping us updated on him. You will all continue to be in my prayers.

Carey said...

What a sweet post Shane! Ash is absolutely Glowing in those pics! Her love for that boy is so evident. Continuing to pray and lift your entire family up!
We love yall!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for yall. I have never ceased praying for you all and I know a whole lot of others that have not either. God is still the same today as he was yesterday and will always be. I believe He still produces miracles today just as the Bible says he did then. One of them is Aiden Matthew Bray. Thank you Jesus! We love you and the Bray family. Thank you Ashley and Shane for letting us share in your miracle.
Love to you all,
Amy Braswell

Kelly and Chris Boyett said...

I am crying as I read this, so overwhelmed with joy. Such a sweet moment, your eyes are filled with love and joy as you are holding your baby boy. I can't wait to get back over there. Thanks again for the updates and pictures. And know that you and your family are loved and are being lifted up each day. Thank You, Father!!!

sandy said...

what a wonderful update! i loved the pictures. You are so incredibly blessed to have Aiden, dr. and nurses that love him, and a great family and friends support group! You're also so generous with your sharing of your time with him with your friends and family. I know holding him must have been a true gift from God, and i hope you have many more opportunities!

barry and sandy

kathleen condrey said...

Oh Ashley, I have tears in my eyes! What sweet pictures of you and your little miracle, Aiden! I think about you all often and continue to pray for your sweet family. I hope to make it to Monroe next week for a visit. Stay strong and know that you and Shane have plenty of people to lean on if you need us.
Love to all of you,

lindsey said...

Praying for you guys! Aiden is absolutely adorable, and I know God is doing BIG things!! What a little miracle!