Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Weekend

Mikan boy is still off of the ventilator. However, he did require a little oxygen to maintain his sats on Wednesday and Thursday night. He had a blood gas drawn on Friday. We don't have official results yet. We think it was good based on the numbers Jenna saw on the initial report.


Mikan now has a little pool that he can sit in or jump in while in his Johnny Jump Up. He was crying for awhile until he sucked it up and started jumping around in the water and liking it. He is getting better at solving his own problems. We foster "Mikan Problem Solving" by attentively abandoning him when he thinks the answer to his problem is crying. Because crying is not the answer, it just gives him some time to think about an answer. Mikan doesn't cry, he thinks with tears.



Finally, Jenna and I enjoyed a couple of hours away from home at midday on Saturday. We took the surfboard to Lake Michigan on a calm day. We paddled around. The board is pretty buoyant. We tried standing up on the board...
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Another surfing video...

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Grandpa Gensic compares Mikan to Drew Carey (and after last night's shot, "Cleveland Rocks")...




Thank you to those who serve our country!

5 comments:

Hope said...

That's so funny about the Drew Carey thing, but I think Mikan is way cuter. That's a really good idea about the pool/johnny jump up. I may steal that idea.

That's great that he's still off the vent.

Alicia said...

Thinking with tears, now that's a new one, but I like it!! And the resemblance to Drew Carey? I like him and all, but Mikan is so much more handsome... seriously!

Great surfing skills guys!! So much better than I could do!

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

He does look a bit like a little Drew Carey, doesn't he!

Those surfing videos had me cracking up. Especially the second one. The arms flailing, then splash!

Jason and Rachel said...

You really need to send Mikan's picture to Drew Carey! So funny! :)

Colleen said...

He's such a handsome little guy in glasses. We will also have to try the pool idea underneath the johnny jump up. Usually we put a bucket of beans underneath Isaac's feet that he swishes around and makes noise with. It's great fun!

Have great rest of the Memorial Day!