Our little Miracle

Our little Miracle
"And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon him." ~Luke 2:40

Sunday, November 27, 2011

My little Austin (Saturday and Sunday updates)

Austin had a great day and night on Saturday.  The doctors are weening him off the ventilator, from 30 to 25 now to 20.  His feeds are going great, at 20mls.  His belly is still soft and measuring at 22cm.  They are continuing his ventilator through Sunday, and hopefully it will be out on Monday.  While I was visiting him on Saturday night, he was very attentive... his eyes were open a lot.  He doesn't like having the ventilator down his throat, I can tell. He does suck on it a little bit but, if he squirms at all, it is rubbing his lungs walls and he doesn't like that.  

Today the doctors this morning were suggesting to ween him down again to 15, and the did, but then his oxygen requirement went up to 38% from 30%.  So they put him back up to 20.

I called to check on him at 4:00 and he was having a few more desats than yesterday, so they are not positive of how he will do off the ventilator at this time.  So its a wait and see. 

Continual prayers, please.

1 comment:

  1. I am from your birth board and little Austin's story warms my heart. I truly believe he will be just fine and will go home a happy healthy little guy! He is truly a tiny fighter and a holiday miracle. Kepp going Austin you are in my prayers!