This morning I found out that Gaines has been getting breathing treatments since Friday...not sure how I missed that. He's on Pulmicort which is what Reed gets twice a day (except in the summer) to control his asthma (Yes, on top of Gaines' current bad lungs, he'll probably have asthma too. Beau and Reed both had/have it). I don't know that the medicine is the cause for the better oxygen levels since he's been on it since Friday and he only started improving yesterday. However, I guess it could just take that long to work. Either way, he could go home on Pulmicort so I'm not that worried about it. I'm just so thankful for this progress!
The only thing about the progress is that it makes us hesitant to hold him...we don't want to jinx whatever it is that's got him doing well. Obviously we know better than that but you can't help but think it.
Gaines' heart echo is still scheduled for today. Please pray that it goes well and that we see signs of the VSDs closing. His neighbor in the NICU is getting one today too. She's only been in there for a little over a week now and I hear the nurses talking to her about so many things that we had to learn about. It's amazing to think back and realize that there are so many things that we were SO worried about that aren't concerns for us anymore.
We've got a couple pictures to post. We took some of Gaines yesterday with his eyes open and we wanted to show you our view last night as we walked home from church. Things are still going well with everything else as well. Reed is still doing great and our new living situation is going well. The couple we are staying with have a super-cute 2 year old so I'm excited for Reed to have a built in playmate (and to give this brother thing a practice run).
I think that's about it for now. I've got some emails I need to return.
Thank you all for your prayers. Please keep it up!
This was the view we had last night as we walked home from Church.