Friday, July 3, 2009

Quick Update

Gaines has had a pretty good day. Last night his oxygen was as low as 25% and today it has been between 26% and 30%. He has gained a good bit of weight the past couple of days, currently weighing 5 pounds 10 ounces. Brittany and I think some of the recent weight gain could be due to fluid retention in his lungs, which would explaining the higher oxygen requirement. However, the doctors are monitoring this and believe he might just be gaining weight since he is almost "full term".

We should have more time tomorrow to give more updates. Got to run, Reed is trying to turn off the laptop.



Billy Irvin said...

Beau & Brittany.... We praying for you guys and thanking God that He has provided so much for you...particulary the perseverance and strength that comes from Him. You guys continue to encourage us as you are living out 1 Corinthians 15:58 and being steadfast, immovable, and standing strong in your faith that He will provide and guide.

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