Monday, December 29, 2008

He's off the ventilator!!!!

Andrew had a great weekend...we all did. Saturday morning we found out Andrew had been taken off the oscillator and put on a conventional ventilator. He wasn't on that 24 hours and with being off the pain meds/sedatives as well he just didn't like that tube being in his mouth. We came Sunday and were so excited to see he was only on the nasal canula. He's been off the dopamine for his blood pressure since Friday and yesterday they started 8ml feedings by tube. Today this has been uped to 16ml per feeding (every 3 hrs.).

He's awake more and looking around. He's so peaceful now without the vibrations of the machines bothering him. Things are starting to look up, but he's still got a ways to go. If his resperations will come down to a normal range he'll get to try a bottle. I think this may still be a few days away.

We're thankful for all your prayers!!! We truly see God's work in progress with our family every single day. Alan and I wouldn't be able to do all of this without your prayers. God's somehow allowed us to be calm throughout this process. Please keep your prayers coming!!

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