Well...what a day! Whew! We started out really rough this morning. Our little man tried to scare us twice today but pulled through both times. He was transferred to Richland NICU around 8:30 this morning. He was check in and stabilized. He had to be intabated but is now able to rest and just let his body recover. He was given a shot of surfactin (to help his lungs produce surfactin that was lost due to burst air pockets in his lungs). He was also given nitro oxcide to help his pulminary artery open back up (the artery that runs from your heart to your lung). It was beginning to close due to the stress he was under with not being able to breath. PRAISE GOD he was given these two things because all of a sudden, he has made a lot of progress. His oxygen levels have been dropped from 100% to 30% (normal room air is 21%) so he is almost able to breath at normal air level. He looks SO much better. While he has a good ways to go, it is good to finally hear some good news! He seems to be doing a little bit better so we will just take each hour one step at a time.
Thanks for all of the prayers. They are working! :) Keep praying for our little man. He is proving that he is a strong little boy.
We are heading back to Richland later on tonight so I hope to have more pictures to share.
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