Saturday, August 1, 2009

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

The past few days have been really good days for Gaines. He is currently on 5 liters of flow and has been weaned down to only 56% oxygen. When he first arrived in Montgomery, Gaines was on nasal cannula at 2 liters of flow and only 35% oxygen. Brittany and I believe he tolerated this because his lungs were still "open" from being on CPAP in DC. During the 3.5 weeks he has been in Montgomery, Gaines has slowly required more oxygen and more flow. However, the past few days Gaines has shown signs of progress on 5 liters of the high flow nasal cannula. It has taken 3.5 weeks but I think we have finally found a good "cocktail" of medicines to complement the high flow nasal cannula. The "medicine cocktail" is helping him reduce the fluid in his lungs but still allowing him to gain weight. Which by the way, he now weighs 7 pounds 12 ounces.

Below is a new video of Gaines that Brittany made yesterday.

8 comments:

kate.smith said...

What a precious little love! He seems very active! Awesome. Still praying. Thanks for posting that.

kim_brough said...

Wow-- I can't believe it's been three and a half weeks since you've been back home!

Beth said...

He is so active, but he is also so handsome! (I used to get in trouble with my husband for calling our son "beautiful") Thank you for sharing with us!

Rachel E. said...

Gaines is so adorable and so active! What a big boy he's become.

Sarah said...

Wow, he looks great!

How about some Reed videos too? :)

Alex still gets super-excited when he sees I have your blog open, always waiting for me to scroll down so he can see the picture of Jack.

Bubeaner said...

Way to go Gaines! You look great!

Granna said...

This is my first comment although I have been reading the blog from day one. He is such a handsome little guy, and boy, is he active! He's going to be all over the house before you know it! He'll be one of those babies that goes straight to walking and skips the crawling stuff because it takes too long! Will keep on praying.

Amy said...

Thanks so much for posting the video. It is great to see Gaines so awake and active! :) Glad to know he is such a prayed-for little guy and is making progress. :)