Everything still seems to be about the same with Gaines. His oxygen was down a little this morning. It was at 27% when I called first this morning and at 28% at my visit but they have to bump it up at the end of his feedings. Hopefully when I go back this afternoon it will be at 27% or below.
If he's still doing well with his temperature (and he seems to be) I'll get to hold him today at 2:30. Our favorite nurse is working today so that is also good news. She is very good about encouraging us to hold him. We love to hold him but don't want to put too much stress on him. Also, it's a big job for the nurses to get him out so we always hate to ask.
His carbon dioxide was still in the 60s but headed in the right direction at 62 instead of 65-66. He lost a little weight last night...not much maybe just 15 grams. I believe that puts him at about 3 lbs 10 1/2 oz. I feel like 15 grams is so little that it could just be him being weighed at a different time or after a very wet diaper or something. Who knows? I can rationalize anything.
Let's see...what else? Reed is napping now. He got a desperately needed haircut this morning. I like it kind of shaggy but it was just a little long down the back of his neck for my taste. He looks good now...just a big change from the shaggy curls.
I better run for now. I need to do my chores while he's asleep so I can make it back to the hospital in time to hold Gaines.
Please keep his little lungs (and everything else) in your prayers.
Love to all,