Monday, August 17, 2009

Quick Update

Just a reminder...Gaines has five doctors currently taking care of him. They rotate between the major hospitals in our area. Normally, one doctor is at his hospital each week. Therefore, he gets a new doctor every Monday. That being said, he had a new doctor today. For some reason, the doctor he had today will only be at the hospital for two days. So on Wednesday, he gets another doctor that will be at his hospital for 12 days. Easy to understand, right?

Now that you're as confused as we are, here's the update. Today, Gaines' doctor decided to let the new doctor on Wednesday decide whether or not to wean his flow from 3 liters. She did reduce his lasix from 3 doses per day to only 2 doses. She did this based on his progress and labs from this morning. Other than that, pretty much everything is the same. His oxygen is at 48% and he weighs 8 pounds 11 ounces.

For those keeping tabs (me), this is day #154 since Brittany's water broke and this journey began in DC and Gaines 116th day in the NICU. Please pray that Gaines continues to improve and gets to come home soon.


1 comment:

Diana said...

Praying for you guys! Praying that Gaines makes it home soon. This has been a long road for you guys.