Tuesday, May 26, 2009

34 Weeks

I just got back from visiting Gaines this morning. I was SO relieved when I got there to find out that his oxygen was down to 33%. It had been at 40% the last few days. Hopefully it will continue to come down.

I spoke with one of the attending doctors today about Gaines and he feels considering his prematurity and his underdeveloped lungs he's doing ok. They'd obviously like him to be doing better but for now he's doing as well as they expect. We discussed the benefits of CPAP over the nasal cannula and while I cannot explain it again now, I understood it and agree that the CPAP is the best option for Gaines.

Last night I showed up at just the right time and was able to help give Gaines a bath. I love being there at bath time because I can actually see his whole face. They have to take the CPAP and his hat off so I'm able to see what he really looks like. I tell you...he's a cutie. I also helped weigh him and he's up to 4 lbs 1 oz.

Gaines is 34 weeks today so I'm hoping that its the beginning of a week of progress. Please keep Gaines and our family in your prayers. They are working.

Love to all,



Ruthie said...

Yippee for his oxygen coming back down a bit and for some more weight gain!!! 34 weeks is a big milestone and I'll be praying for a lot of progress this week. I know you've expressed your weariness in all of this, and I just wanted you to know I'm praying for you about that too. I've said it before, but I'll say it again, I cannot even fathom what it must be like to go through all you guys are enduring right now and I'm going to The Father on your behalf again and again!

Helping with his bath must have been so fun! Does he seem to like bathtime or does he hate it? I know my kiddos hated baths at first, but as they got older had more fun with them.

Any fun activities planned for Reed this week?


Melody said...

Praise God for progress!! :) We're praying everyday for Gaines!!

Cary said...

Brittany, that is wonderful!! I am so glad Gaines' oxygen is doing better. I know you loved being there at bath time! You continue to keep your chin up!

Prayers & hugs from Alabama,

Jennifer said...

Love checking in on your blog - and there are good reports! Praying that God will encourage all of you this week...

Tonia said...

I am also praying for a week full of progress!!

Hang in there, dear!!

Stephanie said...

Great oxygen news! Praying for a wonderful week!