Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Check out this video his big brother took:
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
We want to thank all the great nurses in the NICU at Baylor Grapevine. They did an awesome job and they blessed us through their caring of Caleb while he was there. If you need a great place to have a baby go with Baylor Grapevine.
Cat and dog don't seem to have a problem with Caleb home. Jayce and Kallie come back from Round Rock on Saturday so we are excited to have the whole family under one roof...Finally. Praise God for the journey.
We will continue to post on Caleb's progress with updated info, pics and videos.
Praise God from whom all good things flow.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
So today Jayce and Kallie were able to see Caleb in person for the first time in over a month. They lifted the ban on children 12 and under from coming into the nursery because of the swine flu. On Friday Kallie will get to hold her little brother.
Weight update: 5lbs 11oz
So the end in sight part...Valerie discussed with the doctor today Caleb MAY be able to go home next week with monitors. They would really like to see his brady's go so they are going to keep him at least another week. He would go home with monitors that would tell us if his oxygen saturation level drops or his heart rate drops.
Thank you for praying for miracles and God's favor!
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
BONUS...check out the video of Caleb checking out the picture Jayce made for him. It's a message that the nurse's love...Eat, Breathe and Be Happy. Why do we make it so complicated?
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Caleb had a really rough night last night. He had two episodes where he stopped breathing and instead of getting himself out of it, the nurse had to give him a nudge.
The reflux is causing him a lot of discomfort and it is causing him to be congested and that makes it hard for him to breath.
They had to put him in a oxygen dome (it lays right over his head) and it's suppose to cut out the humidity in the air he breathes. The hope there is that it will help the congestion.
Praise God that he knows exactly what Caleb needs and I ask that you call out to Father that he would abundantly bless Caleb.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Today he weighed 3lbs 12 oz.
Tomorrow he gets to try and eat from a bottle!
All big steps for a little boy. The nurses keep making comments to the fact that he shouldn't be doing all of this yet. Prayer works!..and keep praying that Caleb will be strong enough to get all he needs from the bottle so he can move on to eating from momma and then get his feeding tube removed.
Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.
2 Timothy 2:14
v15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Now in his nursery Caleb is famous for two things: 1. He has the cutest hiccups and 2. If you are in charge of Caleb's care it's not if he will poop on you it's a matter of when. We have video of the first and we will spare you having to see #2...it is very funny though..I got to see Valerie experience Caleb's #2 talent the other night. He has yet to get his old man...that's my boy!
He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 2:14
Friday, May 8, 2009
Now on to Caleb news...big boy is up to 3lbs and 10 oz! His feedings continue to go really well and it has been amazing watching him grow on a daily basis.
No more oxygen! Last night it was determined that he was doing well enough not to need the oxygen anymore.
We know Caleb is in the right place right now but we miss him. We are ready to have our family all together. Please pray that God will continue to bless Caleb's growth.
Today's message at Jason's funeral was... how do you live out God's love and pass it on to others?... how do you pour out to others what has been poured into you? Thank you to everyone that pours out to our family what has been abundantly poured into you.
Do everything without complaining or arguing.
Monday, May 4, 2009
His feedings went really well today and he kept everything down. Today he weighed in at 3 lbs and 8 oz! The nurse told me yesterday that over a 7 day period they like to see babies gain 24 grams and he had gained 27 grams (I believe those were the exact numbers).
Caleb is doing great. It's amazing we can see him growing and visibly changing everyday.
For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility.
Bless you guys!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Caleb was moved into the part of NICU for stable babies! He has graduated!
Today they moved his feedings to 17 cc's and he weighed...drum roll please...3lbs 5oz! WOW!
Since he is doing so well they will increase the amount of mommas milk he is fed through the feeding tube and they will decrease what they are administering through the I.V.
Please pray against these apnea episodes where he forgets to breath and his heart rate drops. He does it a couple of times a day and he always recovers from it himself. We pray that God would heal him completely of that.
Really big news for Jayce and Kallie today, they were able to hold their little brother for the first time. They loved it.
Bonus Chisum family news, Kallie lost her first tooth today! In an attempt to knock it loose she shot it with Jayce's nerf gun and by golly it worked. We are praying that God will use our strong willed prayer princess for his glory. She doesn't mess around.
Today Jayce and I were riding in the truck together and Jayce had the idea to look up verses in the bible that corresponded with Caleb's birth weight 2lbs 14 oz...example Luke 2:14, Ephesians 2:14, you get the idea. So we wanted to share a few of those because we thought they were pretty cool.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests
A Very Blessed Man,
p.s. We are trying to get updated photos soon to document all the current goings on! Thank you for your love and your prayers.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Caleb is doing awesome. We prayed for a miracle so we shouldn't be surprised but he amazes us everyday.
Some pictures show Caleb under the lights because of the jaundice but he is done with that already!
Caleb came into the world breathing on his own and that hasn't changed. He still has not had any type of breathing assistance (miracle! considering he was born at 28 weeks)
He is already eating momma's milk from a feeding tube. Another fast advancement, he started at 3 cc's and is already up to 11.
At this point we are anticipating 6 weeks in the hospital. Please continue to pray for Caleb's growth and development (he needs some fat!), pray for our family as we go 20 different directions, please pray for his Mom as she deals with not having her baby boy at home.