Friday, November 24, 2006

A Thanksgiving Message

We have much to be thankful for this holiday, although it comes in an exceptionally compact package.

First and foremost, we are thankful for the safe (though rather precocious) arrival of our little son Miles. He continues to do very well in NICU. Notwithstanding all of the equipment with which he is burdened, we see signs of a very lively personality in the works. So far there are no major issues. He has a heart murmur due to PDA valve, but this is not unusual for his gestational age and is being treated by medication. We are hopeful that the medication will close the valve; if not, he may need a surgical procedure to close it. He is breathing well with only minimal assistance from the CPAP and shows lots of his trademark "vigor" in every respect.

We are thankful that Lisa has endured the ordeals of bedrest and childbirth and recovering well. Miles and I owe her a lot for sticking it out so long in the hospital and delivering Miles safely into the world.

And we are deeply grateful by all the help and support we have received (and continue to receive) from you, our family and friends. There's never been a moment when we felt alone in this, and so many times when we have been touched by exceptionally thoughtful acts.

Under the circumstances, the very least we can do is wish you a Thanksgiving that's as happy as ours this year.


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