Gaines has done well all day today. His oxygen has been between 35-38% all day and he's up to 4 lbs 11 oz. He even cooperated today and let me hold him for a whole hour. He really is such a sweet little thing. His nurse tonight hasn't taken care of him before, but she told Beau that she heard he was feisty. I really have no idea where he (or Reed for that matter) gets it from. :) I just think its funny that he's only 6 weeks old and already has a reputation for being feisty.
We found out earlier this week that Gaines' oxygen requirement isn't really going to come down until his VSDs in his heart close up. This is the reason for his oxygen remaining about the same for the last few days. We don't really expect it to come down for a while and we are just thankful that it hasn't gone up again. It could take several weeks for the VSDs to close so please pray for those specifically.
The silver lining to this is that we now have a little more realistic time frame on his recovery and its allowed me to relax a little about the oxygen...at least for a little while. I'm sure I'll start worrying about it again at some point .
We are so tired tonight as we have done a LOT of walking today. We did get our anniversary dinner out tonight and sweet Reed cooperated. Actually, we had a foursome as a certain stuffed monkey named Monk joined us. He cooperated as well. We even stopped by Ben and Jerry's on our way home for dessert. All in all we've had a good day and I am looking forward to a good night's sleep.
Please continue to keep our family in your prayers. Please specifically pray for Gaines heart to heal and the VSDs to close so his oxygen requirement can come down.
Love to all,