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.