Today has been another stable day for Gaines. His lowest oxygen point today has been 25% but he's hanging out around 30% now. I'm trying so hard not to pay attention to those numbers but its tough. He also lost a little more weight last night so he's back to around 3 lbs 9 oz.
The head doctor decided in rounds today that I should start something called kangaroo care with Gaines. Basically it's just holding him skin to skin so he can hear my heart beat and can smell me. It sounds a little weird to me as I am not the type of person that would have ever done something like that on my own. I've heard of it even with term newborns but never had an inclination to do it with Reed. But, if they think it will help Gaines...and according to the doctors it can help with all kinds of things including his oxygenation...I'll do it.
In other big news, we went to Target today. We needed diapers for Reed but it was nice to kind of look around and be out doing something normal. I tell you, I'm worn out from it though. Its kind of a big production to get there by metro...with a stroller. I can't wait until I can get in my car and drive myself wherever I need to go.
Please continue to keep Gaines and our family in your prayers. Specifically for his little lungs...still.
Love to all,