Monday, May 9, 2011

Forward: In the Hospital Room

We are going to go on a journey, but here is where we are now:

Today I am sitting in the Hospital room with my beautiful wife Alaina and our 2 day old son, Eli.  Things are great, and we are so blessed that they are both healthy.  There are a lot of babies that are sick right now, in this hospital alone. I know that first hand, because we spent the last 2 days in the NICU, where sick babies need to be tended to.

See Eli was born quickly and there were no complications, but he was breathing very quickly with shallow breaths.  They monitored him in the NICU and during the process, they took a bunch of tests because they were concerned he had an infection.  Fortunately he does not have an infection, but to be on the safe side, they had to administer some antibiotics to his system.  At this point Eli is doing great, breathing and eating well, and we look to be on schedule to go home tomorrow with him.

We are so thankful that Eli is healthy, just like we are thankful that our 2 year old daughter Carina is likewise a healthy child.  Not everyone can say that, but we can and it is not because of our own anything.  I am not afraid to thank God for not only protecting them, but healing them both.  But, it is much more than that too.  You see, we were not supposed to even be able to have children to begin with.  I won't go into all the medical details, but my wife had been told since she was a teenager, that having children was a very remote if non-existent possibility.  From severe endomitriosis to ovarian cists and other challenges, we were still given  not one, but two Miracle babies.  But considering that I myself have been called a Miracle baby as well, should we be surprised that we have been blessed with children as well?

No, now I know better than thinking there is no hope, or that something is impossible, or that some things or people have no chance.  But that wasn't always the case, in fact, it was quite the opposite.  The places that I came from, and that I have been brought through, has been a metamorphosis.  I am no Optimus Prime, but I have been transformed, and I am excited to share that story with anyone that wants to laugh, smile, or cry.


  1. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog! Congratulations on BOTH your miracles:)!

  2. You are welcome, and congratulations to you as well. BTW, love your name, it is our daughters middle name.

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog! and congratulations for the new addition to your family! best wishes for the little one - my prayers for good health and happiness to you and your family ... :D

  4. Thank you Tagabudai! And the prayers are definately appreciated!