Sunday, July 26, 2009

New Pictures and an Update

Gaines has made some progress over the past couple of days. To recap, on Friday he was at 5 liters of flow and about 80% oxygen. Since Friday, Gaines' oxygen requirement dipped to about 60% on 5 liters so the doctor decided to wean the flow. The flow was reduced to 4.5 liters on Saturday morning and Gaines tolerated it. Saturday afternoon the flow was reduced again to 4 liters and he tolerated that as well. This morning, he is on 4 liters of flow and 70% oxygen. Praise God for small steps forward.

The little guy has continued his weight gain. This morning he was up to 7 pounds 7 ounces. At this rate you will be able to use the term "chunky" to describe him very soon.

Below are a few new picture of Gaines. Please continue to pray with us for his lungs to heal.

Beau

12 comments:

The Riedel Family said...

Beau and Brittany-
He is such a beautiful baby! I am so happy that he is continuing to progress so wonderfully! Thanks for continuing to keep us updated. I am a faithful Gaines follower and love to hear updates about this little man!

Karen said...

What precious pictures of this strong little man! I love seeing him without his hat too-Ryan is jealous of all that hair..haha (it's taken Ryan 2 years to get a good amount of hair on his head!). I continue to keep you guys in my prayers and follow your blog every day. God Bless!

Karen in Virginia

Cary said...

What a beautiful little angel and he is getting so big!! Yes, God is good!

maddie/cadesmimi said...

Ah, what precious pictures. Look at all of that hair! And he's getting so big! Still praying for him and for those lungs to heal. Kathy in GA

Hokie Grandma said...

A precious little boy. Many prayers are still coming your way.

Sarah said...

He is GORGEOUS! Praying for those little lungs to get stronger.

Mab said...

Your sweet little man is adorable. So glad to see the new pics. Still praying for you all.
:)
Arlene

Kelly said...

So happy you shared the new pictures! Gaines is getting so big!!! Still praying for him and all y'all!

The Ellis Family said...

What a handsome little guy!! Thanks again Beau and Reed for making Kat's birthday party. We missed you Brit, but thanks for sharing two of your guys with us for a little while!!!

Aunt Kelly

chornady said...

Gaines is so precious. I love the pictures. Continually praying that his lungs will heal and small steps forward will continue to be seen.

Jennifer said...

Absolutely precious! I certainly hope some of his doctors and/or nurses from GW are able to keep updated on him through your blog. It so wonderful to see how well he is progressing - what a blessing!

Stephanie T said...

What a sweet face! :)