Jeff and I are definately riding the roller coaster of the NICU. One minute things can be so encouraging, and the next minute you can be going down fast. The hours after surgery were part of that "going down fast." While we trust that God has Jacob in his hands, that doesn't make it any easier to experience. Jacob's vitals were very unstable throughout yesterday afternoon. This is related to post-surgery. An X-Ray found that air had collected in his chest and abdomen outside of his lungs, possibly due to new lung tissue on the right side being expanded. Air was leaking out through the right lung tissue, which caused Jacob's vitals to drop within minutes. Jeff and I were standing at his bedside and we felt a change in Jacob, then within a minute or two his vitals had dropped. As part of the surgery, they had placed a line in his chest to drain excess fluid. Once they opened this tube, immediately the air was evacuated from his chest and his vitals began to improve. This is just one example of the "roller coaster" ups and downs we experience since entering the NICU. After that episode, Jacob climbed up the hill and remained stable most of the evening and into today.
Here are a few pictures we captured of our sweet baby boy. He continues to fight. Keep on praying!
Precious Little Feet