Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Gaines Report

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,



Thomas and Jamie said...

WOW! Gaines is making progress SO FAST! Congratulations guys and thank you Lord for these blessings!

Jennifer said...

So good to read another good report...and I loved catching up with your photos yesterday! I love the one of you holding your boy!! Almost four pounds!! Praising the Lord for good progress!

Stephanie said...

Praying for his brain bleed to heal up soon! and for his levels to get to where they need to be. Keeping your entire family in my prayers!

Bekah said...

It's so nice to read that good report! Praying for continued progress.

Billy Irvin said...

Praying for you guys today...thankful for your great report.... and sharing this truth from Psalm 40...I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined to me and heard my cry. He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, and He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; many will see and fear and will trust in the LORD.

blieb said...

Yay! It does my heart good when I read that Gaines is progressing! Baby steps! God Bless! Can't wait to meet the little fella. :)