Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday - October 28th Early Morning Update

Well, we knew the new breathing machine might not last long, and at 1am last night they decided to switch Jackson from the CPAP machine to a traditional ventilator. We are still pretty proud that he made it about 36 hours on his first try. They said he was just tiring out and needing more and more oxygen support. We will say there is nothing more frightening than a call at 1am from the hospital, but since we knew this was most likely coming, it wasn't too terrifying. And the Dr on shift last night is one of our favorites. She is very positive, which is what you need when you get a 1am call.

When Julia called to check on him this morning he was resting well and not fighting the tube, which means he really was worn out. we will see how he does over the next couple of days and who knows as he gets a little bigger he may be able to handle the CPAP even longer. On the growing side, they told us that they are increasing his feedings again to 3.6ml/hour. He is one hungry baby!! 

Julia is still feeling so blessed after being able to hold the baby. It was truly an awe inspiring moment. To think just 4 weeks ago, and we were given such a small chance that we would be here today. In some ways its unbelievable, in other ways, you just have to thank God for answered prayers. We are enjoying sharing this experience with all of you. It can be kinda lonely in the NICU, since we can only go 2 at a time. But when we come home and see all of the blog hits, emails and facebook posts, we are reminded that we are never alone. So thank you for your support.

Lastly, yesterday Julia ran into one of her prenatal yoga friends, and she told Julia that at the end of class they always send out the Sunshine Blessing to Julia and we send it out to all of you....

May the long time sun shine upon you
All love surround you
And the pure light that’s within you
Guide your way on

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