Thursday, May 7, 2009

Good News

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.
Beau

18 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a strong little man you have! I'm so happy he is continuing to fight to get home quickly :)

Jennifer in Indiana

Carrie said...

How wonderful! We're still praying for you guys, but are so glad to hear how well things have been going lately.

Marva said...

Yay! That is truly wonderful! Still praying for ya'll! Blessings!!!

Stephanie said...

Awesome...you guys were due for a good day :) Praying for your family! and Reeds safe travels tomorrow.

Ruthie said...

That is wonderful news! You get to see Reed tomorrow! Praying for all of you,

Ruthie

Footprints Ministry said...

The Lord is answering our prayers! Glad to hear Gaines had a wonderful day!

Melody said...

Praise God!!!

Jennifer said...

Praise the Lord!!

King J's Queen said...

Yay! Praise God!

Aunt Sherry said...

Praise the Lord! I am so happy to hear the good news. Reed will be there soon and you will be refreshed from his visit. We miss him down here, too! Meredith wanted to know when he was coming back. Uncle Bill and I are going to Tuscaloosa tomorrow to get James' stuff and him! Gotta go to bed and get some rest.

Love,
Aunt Sherry

Jennifer said...

what great news and what a strong little boy ya'll have. God is so good!!!

Diana said...

Praising God for all of the wonderful progress that has been made today! I am so happy for you guys! I am believing with you that before too long that Gaines will be going home completely healthy and whole.

Beth said...

What great news! God is so good, and it is wonderful to see that He does answer prayers! You will be a great testimony one day to a struggling family.

Bekah said...

Yay God! I'm so happy to read your good news. Will be praying for safe travels for Reed and co. tomorrow. I hope you have a wonderful visit.

Amanda said...

Praise God! What great news! Have to admit I'm a little jealous you got to eat dinner with the Reece-Stremtan's tonight. Daci's an excellent cook. :)

Lori said...

More prayers answered, Gaines is improving and getting closer to going home. YIPPIE, and...Maybe he'll be able to meet his big bro today (Friday)

Charlee said...

That is so wonderful!! Praise God from whom all blessing flow. Gaines is ready to go home also. :)

Thomas and Jamie said...

Thank you Lord!! Still praying and thinking about you all!! Hope y'all have a great time with Reed this weekend and Congratulations!! Before you know it, Gaines will be headed HOME!!!