We took Reed to the pool today and he kept pointing towards the deep end and saying "jump". I thought he was pointing and talking about the kids jumping off the diving board. I took him to the deep end so he could watch. Once we were in the deep end, he pointed to the diving board and said "jump". I thought "surely my 22 month old son doesn't want to jump off the diving board". I asked the life guard if he would help. I got in the pool below the diving board just in case and the lifeguard walked Reed to the end of board. There was no hesitation. He jumped. After the first jump he probably jumped 20 more times.
Gaines' big jump takes place tomorrow. The doctors are going to try and wean his flow from 4 liters to 3 liters. They will increase his oxygen from 40% to compensate for the lower flow. The doctor reminded us today that he may not tolerate 3 liters. Please pray with us that Gaines surprises us all and keeps heading in the right direction.
Below are two videos. The first video is of Gaines. It was taken yesterday (Saturday). The second video is of Reed's big jump off the diving board.