Gaines is having another good day so far. I was shocked this morning to find out that he was up to 3 lbs 9.4 oz. Awesome news. I hope that he's up to 4 lbs by the end of the week. That would be one thing we could check off the list.
Also, they've already done his head sonogram. The brain bleed has not cleared up yet but according to the doctor, they didn't really expect it to in a week. They were more just looking to see if it had spread. He didn't have the formal report yet but from the preliminary report it didn't look like it had. More good news.
Gaines' blood gases continue to be in the normal range. His oxygen however seems to be creeping up some. He's still hanging around 28-30% (he was at 24% Monday morning) but I was hoping he'd be down to 21% by the end of the week. His nurse explained to me that he's probably just getting tired. Most likely, they will just keep increasing his oxygen little by little until he gets enough rest to start bringing it back down again. Please continue to pray for his lungs to strengthen and for the oxygen requirement to come down.
One last thing...I mentioned that Gaines was wearing a shirt yesterday but I forgot to mention that they had him swaddled as well. I found out today that this is because they are slowly trying to get him to hold his own tempeture. Before, his isolet was being warmed for him. Now they are slowly turning that down as well. Please pray that this goes well. It would be awesome to mark that off the list too.
Please continue to keep us in your prayers. We've been blessed with good days lately but we know that we've still got a ways to go.
Love to all,