When we visited Gaines this afternoon we were frustrated because it was 3:00 PM and he still had not had his heart echo. We asked Gaines' nurse to check with the attending doctor to find out what time the pediatric cardiologist would be doing the echo. We were stunned to find out that no heart echo would be needed. Gaines' clinicals look so good the doctors are confident the PDA has closed or is closing. He is maintaining his oxygen at ~25% and his CO2 has remained steady at 57. He is also starting to be fed again and is digesting the milk very well. He will probably have a heart echo soon (early next week) to monitor the VSD's.
Thank you for all your prayers. Today could have been a good or bad day. Thankfully, it appears to have been a good one. Please continue pray for Gaines.