Wow! What a difference 24 hours and lots of prayer can make. Our little man is finally beginning to show some improvement. Last night, he was showing us how tough he was by trying to breath on his own with the ventilator. We got the results we were waiting on this morning. They did a chest x-ray around 6AM this morning and it looks like his pneumothorax (the tear in his lung that causes air pockets in his chest cavity) has healed. So this is great news. The next step is to work down the ventilator oxygen rate and hopefully get that out (he has to show that he can breath 21% oxygen which is room air and right now, he is breathing at 25%). After that, they will be able to remove his chest tube.
So, we are now waiting to see how it goes today as they cut down the oxygen level. When we left, he was beginning to respond to sound and touch. I touch his little leg for the first time and he opened his eyes and looked at me. That was the first time, he's really responded to us. It looks like they have finally found the combination of things that he needs in order to get better. Thanks so much for all of the prayer and support. It truly is working. Keep praying for our little man to keep improving. GOD IS SO GOOD! :)
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