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,