Thursday, April 14 the day started with Jamie and Bowen in Iowa City with Grandma Jo and Aaron home with Brody, Jenna, and Grandma Linda. Aaron took Jenna to kindergarten round-up, packed up J and B and then headed back to Iowa City. Visitors today included The Barry's, Tim Keigan, and Chris and Megan Davis. Yesterday, Brad Morgan stopped by too. It is so nice to have visitors, even for just a short time, and we really appreciate all the thoughts and prayers.
Today, everyone got to be in the same room for the very first time! Jenna and Brody were full of youthful questions about the machines and what is this, that, or whatever. They did very well in the room and wanted to get up close and see "Blakers." As we went through the afternoon, the nurse allowed Jamie to set Bowen in right next to Blake and then we all gathered around to take our first family picture.
We also attempted one of just the kids but of-course no one will cooperate when we need them too, oh did I mention those someones are Jenna and Brody!
As for a medical update there isn't much to report today. No real progress made today and now we aren't sure that we will pull the catheter tomorrow or not. We continue to worry about Blake's creatinine levels as they continue to go up. They are thinking about a few different options on what to do but we won't know what they choose until morning.
Here is Jamie's rendition of a very special moment between the twins today as they laid next to each other:
I was trying to hold Bowen up by Blake to compare their length. The nurse (talking to Blake) asked if he wanted to hold his brother's hand. So, she had Blake's hand and I held Bowen's hand to Blake's. I've heard people talk about the "twin bond," but today I witnessed it. As soon as their hands touched Blake opened his eyes instantly and turned his head to look at Bowen. It was the most precious thing and made my day!!