Calvin is gaining weight; those little thighs and cheeks are getting chubby! He is still having trouble feeding but he does well with a bottle. I am pretty sure those smiles are real now. That makes me so happy, not only because they are melt-your-heart cute, but because that is a sign of neurological development.
He is seven weeks now and so far there have been no seizures or alarming signs. The doctors keep telling us it will be years before we can really evaluate his abilities. The newborn brain is very plastic, it can do amazing things...find new routes and ways to do things, compensating for the area that is injured. Right now our job is to stimulate him, cuddle and snuggle him lots, and love him just like you love your child. That's not too hard to do!
Thanks for praying for us! My email inbox is full of encouraging notes...thank you...I do want to reply to you all but time in not permitting right now...
Please pray that Calvin's brain would heal. Pray that we would love and support him as he is. Give thanks with us for his life!