Today there was light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Ollie is awake! Knowing I could tell him "I love you" again and seeing him respond was a breakthrough moment. I was ever so hopeful of this moment, but the dark side of the situation would creep its way into my mind. Never knowing if he would ever hear those words again or feel my love through a kiss and a snuggle was truly the most heartache I have ever endured. Now, I must patiently wait to hold my baby again. I told him over and over, "I love you" while tears streamed down my face. Mommy's little mister, daddy's little bubba, big brother's "butter" was back and full of life!
Ollie has a long way to go before he is out of the woods. We don't live day to day...we live hour by hour because Ollie likes to be challenging. Ollie is our little miracle who is going to make a significant difference in our world. Doctors are learning and planning to educate others from his case. Ollie's heart condition has only been seen three other times in the world, but there is not any information on any of the three cases. Like I have always said... Ollie is here for reason beyond what I can explain!