Gaines seems to be having a good day today. At 9:00 this morning he had gotten down to 34% oxygen. He was even on his back which is a big deal as he usually does better on his stomach. I'm hopeful that today will be a day of a little progress.
He had just gotten settled when I got to the hospital this morning so I didn't want to hold him and bother him but I'm going to try and time my next visit with his "cares". They do his cares every three hours. Basically this is just a diaper change, temperature check, suctioning etc. It's just easier and better for him if we try and hold him at those times. That way he gets plenty of rest.
The NICU sent 3 babies home yesterday. From what I gather that was a pretty big day for them. One of the babies was a 24 weeker that had been there for 111 days. You could really tell that the nurses were genuinely excited for the family. They really do love these little babies. It really makes me appreciate where we are with Gaines. We very easily could have had a similar situation. The baby's parents looked so excited to finally be able to take their little girl home. I can't wait for that day for us.
Please continue to keep Gaines and our family in your prayers. Please pray for steady progress and peace for Beau and I as we continue to wait on our little boy.
Also, please keep the Smith family in your prayers. Their little boy is having heart surgery today. I know how hard it is to turn your baby over to doctors and not be able to help them at all. Plus they are away from home as well. Pray that God comforts them and for Dylon's surgery to be successful. http://dylonhoustonlaetonreid.blogspot.com/
Love to all,