Gaines had a good day. He has been fairly calm and maintained his oxygen requirements. The doctor said his chest x-ray looked even better today than yesterday. I think the extra dose of lasix has really helped him.
The doctor did increase the amount of lasix Gaines is getting per day. I think the doctors were hoping they could keep the amount of lasix the same as he got bigger. Thus, the dosage would "get smaller" relative to his weight. However, this has not been the case. It appears that Gaines still needs a decent amount of lasix to help with fluid retention.
Oh yeah, kind of a neat story. Our neighbor in Montgomery is a doctor. He was at the hospital yesterday and stopped in the NICU when Brittany was visiting. Our neighbor is not a neonatologist. He stopped by specifically to see Gaines. He told Brittany he wanted to meet the little guy that he had been praying for. Brittany and I both thought that was really cool. It made me realize there are many people who have been praying for Gaines that will never meet him. It made me realize we will never be able to thank all of you because we don't know many of you. Our family has been blessed in so many ways throughout this journey and the biggest blessing has been the prayers that have been prayed for our family. To our friends, family, and strangers: Thank you for joining us on this journey. Thank you for praying for us during this journey. It has been a long journey, almost 4.5 months since Brittany was admitted to GWUH in DC. One of our prayers that you continue this journey with us and that you continue to pray for Gaines.