Ned has been off of the vent for over 48 hours now which is great; however, his routine chest x-ray yesterday morning showed that his left lung (the small one) had collapsed a bit again. They decided to take him back off of the regular nasal cannula (oxygen only) and put him back on the CPAP (which supplies pressure and oxygen) to try to re-inflate the lung. If they can't get it re-inflated, they may have to put him back on the vent. The very good news is that he remained stable with the one good lung.....stats were great, but they just want the other lung working so he doesn't tire out too easily. This mornings x-ray didn't look any better- maybe a little worse, but because he is still stating well, they are going to give it some more time. Please pray that God will allow his little lung to open back up and funciton properly. He just has a more difficult time holding that lung open now that it has collapsed because there isn't a diaphram muscle on that side either? I am so praying that we don't have to go back on the vent, but, again, we'll just have to continue on this journey in whatever way or fashion God directs it.
It took exactly less that 24 hours to spoil my son.....honestly. I 'm not sure if there has ever been any research performed to determine such, but for Ned- 24 hours. After I held him most of the day yesterday, I stopped rocking to put him back in his crib around midnight and as soon as I stopped rocking, he started crying. I sat back down and rocked again- the crying immediately ceased! When I stopped rocking a second time- crying! Who can believe that he could have learned to enjoy something and cry for it so quickly? I am so thankful that he likes being rocked though. It gives me peace that I am now able to comfort him!
I appreciate everyone's continued prayers for litte Ned. His lungs are still small and currently compromised so he still needs those prayers for lung function and to prevent any infections from setting in. Your faithfulness to pray for my child is so greatly appreciate and has been a very humbling experience for me. God has been so faithful to answer those prayers in a very mighty and miraculous way. I find myself asking everyday, "Why Me God" and not in the way like why did you let this happen to our child. Now it's more like, why did you choose me for this experience? Why were we allowed to be the ones to have you work so miraculously in our lives? So many people go through life and never see God and know Him like we have been allowed to. I just wonder why we have been allowed to receive such blessings?
Love to you all!
Betsy, Travis, Jack & Ned