This morning, Baby Levi's dad excitedly announced on Instagram, "We are coming home", as the doctors gave the couple the wonderful news yesterday.
It's been roughly five months since Jaydan and Sonja Guenther have been away from their home in Steinbach because of complications from their twin's birth.
Pregnant with twins, Sonja and Jaydan flew out to Toronto back in April initially to have a prenatal surgery due to TTTS (twin to twin transfusion syndrome). However, only three days later the boys were born at only 23.5 weeks gestation.
Both boys, Levi and Lucas had to overcome many obstacles being born so premature and unfortunately, Lucas lost the fight and passed away in early May.
Levi has been on a roller coaster of health complications since, seeing improvements one day and crashing the next. The couple asked and had many people praying for Levi over the past few months.
Now, it's time for the family of three to come back home.
Jaydan says, "This morning (September 2nd) Sonja got a call from the hospital saying that our son had coughed out his breathing tube, forcing the doctors to try a breathing system called non-invasive. This is a huge milestone that we didn’t see coming."
The proud father says that this breathing system wasn't going to be considered until the couple was already back in Manitoba.
"We are looking at coming home anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks from now. We miss family and friends and can’t wait to even just be home."
The young parents have been caught in the midst of an unimaginable time not only grieving Lucas' death and watching Levi fight for his life, but they've also been cut off from all family and friends due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At this point, as the couple is coming home to their family and friends shortly with Levi, they're feeling grateful.
Jaydan says, "We are so blessed, and God has been so good to us. All I have to say is that even when you can’t see it, even when you feel like you’ve been thrown on the back burner, He’s always working!"