The good news is that after talking to the doctor today, I think we have a goal that we are working towards. All along we've been sort of heading in the same direction but today I feel like we are starting to make big efforts to get Gaines to a hospital back home around the time that I leave. Our doctor feels like its in Gaines' best interest to be in Alabama with us. Now we just have to convince the insurance company of this and get Gaines stable enough on cannula to get him home. Once we get there we'll really press our doctors there to continue with the CPAP philosophy.
Gaines' oxygen is back up to 30% but the doctor is not concerned. He thinks that he'll be back down around 25-26% by tomorrow. Something about collapsed alveoli that will take a while to reopen. Please continue to pray for his lungs to improve and wisdom and peace for Beau and me as we start making big decisions about getting our family home.
The doctor has encouraged me to keep in mind that Gaines has made so much progress in the last 10-14 days. Although today seems to be a setback he is still headed in the right direction...just a little slower than any of us would like.
I'm attaching a few pictures of Gaines taken yesterday while he was on nasal cannula.
Love to all,