Sigh of relief as the doctors are feeling much more optimistic about Jackson's recovery. It seems the bacteria is under control and dwindling thanks to the antibiotics. Jackson is back on a oscillator because that seems to help him regulate his gases better (oxygen and carbon dioxide).
They are resuming feeding him breast milk every 3 hours, they had stopped because they didnt want his body focusing energy on digestion they wanted it all focused on getting better.
His lungs are still hazy but clearing. They were able to dislodge and suction out a good amount of mucous. The amount they are suctioning out is also reduced which tells us the infection is dying down.
His jaundice levels are back down, so he is off light therapy for now. again.
Tomorrow assuming the bacteria culture again test negative they will place his picc line. we will know for sure after his 6am culture swab.
Again thank you all for the prayers and good thoughts. Knowing our network of friends and family were lifting our sweet son in prayer was so comforting. It has been a stressful couple of days. We know we have many more to come, but now that we have made it thru our first real scare we feel like the next ones wont be as frightening. All the NICU parents remind us that it is 3 steps forward 2 steps back but in the end we are making forward progress.
so tonight we give prayers of thanksgiving for Jackson's recovery and continued growth.