Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday Evening

We visited Gaines this evening and got quite a surprise...the doctors were getting prepared to move him from the oscillator to a ventilator. We were shocked. The long term plan is to move him from the oscillator to a ventilator, from a ventilator to a CPAP, and from the CPAP to normal breathing. His improvements over the last 36 hours have been nothing short of a miracle. Thirty-six hours ago we would have NEVER guessed he would be moving to the ventilator.

Brittany asked one of the doctors "What brought on the change, why did Gaines all of a sudden start to get better". The doctor didn't say a word...she simply looked up toward the heavens.

I just got off the phone with the NICU. Gaines has been on his machine for 2 hours. He has maintained his sats on the new machine with only 40% oxygen. They have already checked his blood gases and they are measuring fine. His nitric oxide level is stable at level 10. These are all good signs.

Please pray for Gaines, specifically that the heart echo that is scheduled for tomorrow comes back negative for the narrowing of the aorta. Brittany and I can feel the prayers being answered.

Beau

31 comments:

Carrie said...

I'm so sorry you guys are having to go through all of this, but boy, it's becoming quite a witness!

We're praying for you all and rejoicing in your good news.

Shannon said...

Amazing...

Kristi J said...

Yep...we serve an awesome God!

Sending prayers up now for Gaines and the heart echo!

. said...

God is good:)

YoungNaNa said...

Praise God!!!

kim_brough said...

Woo hoo for progress!

And don't be tardy with your posts next time... I was worried! ha ha ha ha!

(Serioulsy, your blog, post whenever you want!)

Hewett Happenings said...

AMEN!! What good news. So excited for you. Will keep praying for continued quick progress.

Kate said...

Yay! God is good.

Bekah said...

Yay, God! So glad you guys got good news today!!

Praying for good heart news tomorrow!

Stephanie said...

Praying!!!!!!

Stay strong Gaines...you're very loved and you have more people praying for you than you'll ever know. Hugs!!

Trisha said...

WOW! I can't believe it! Praise God! I will pray that things continue in the right direction!

Take care,
Trisha
(PROM at 19 weeks, baby born at 27 6/7 weeks)

Beth said...

God is so good!!!

Courtney Rogers said...

Praise you GOD! Thank you!!!

dylonhoustonlaetonreid said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow...we will continue to pray for you guys and Gaines...especially the thought of him having coarctation in his aorta! You guys are such strong and amazing parents...such an inspiration to Me!
With Love,
Shelli

Collier Chronicles said...

how great is our God!!!

Tonia said...

Yay, YAY, YAY!!!

I pray for continued growth and healing. And peace for you guys!!

Ruthie said...

Praise the Lord! I have chills reading about tonight's miracle! Continuing to pray,

Ruthie

Aubs said...

What an amazing God we serve! So happy to hear the great improvements Gaines is making and what a blessing to have your pastor there to share God's Word for you to cling to and pray w/ you!! Will continue to pray for all of you while giving thanks for the work God is doing!!

Mab said...

Yes!!!! :) Wonderful news!

glad yall had such a good visit also with your pastor and friend.
:) What a blessing!

Melissaak83 said...

God is great! Still continuing to pray in Indiana.

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh, I got chills reading tonight's post. Prayer is a powerful thing.

Amy said...

Praise the Lord! God is good! :)

BeBe said...

this is Betsy and Al Bean- we have just heard your story. YOu are in our prayers. As a former NICU nurse, Gaines sounds like he is in good hands, and Praise God he has made it through the first few days- God has him in His care! We love you- Betsy

Melody said...

Praise God!! I'll be praying for his echo tomorrow!

The Ellis Family said...

Keep it up Gaines!! Beau and Brit - hold strong and I think this little one is going to amaze us all!

Love, Kelly

Karen said...

Go Gaines - keep up the good work, little buddy! Praying specifically for a perfect heart echo. What an encouraging day you ALL had yesterday, between your visitors and Gaines' better reports.

Still praying in Oneonta!

Sara said...

What GREAT news!!!! I hope each 36 hours continues to improve that much for Gaines. What a little fighter!! Isn't God awesome? Praying and believing with you!!!

Love,
Sara Blakeney

Michelle said...

Amen!!!!! God has His hands on Precious Baby Gaines!!! Still Praying for all of you in Prattville, Alabama!

Michelle Gregory

Lori said...

Wonderful news! I'm forever thinking/praying for your family including Reed. I was away for a couple days and had to jump on the computer when I got home and had to catch up.

Gretta said...

What a mighty God we serve...Thank you Father! Continuing to pray for all of you and lifting you up to our Father frequently. We love you guys!

The Williamson's said...

Priase the Lord for he is good!! Gaines as well as you guys are in my prayers daily. :0)