Last night was rough for little Jacob; he kept fighting the ventilator and couldn't relax enough to let his small lungs operate efficiently. They moved him from his left side to his tummy, thinking that would help some of the pressure, but instead it aggitated him more. He definately doesn't like to be messed with. Early in the morning Jeff went over there as they moved him back to his left side, and Jeff said immediately Jacob relaxed and his numbers improved.
The doctors and surgeons came by and talked with Jeff. They are going to move ahead with surgery tomorrow morning at 7 AM for Jacob. The amazing part of this whole process is that they are going to turn his room in the NICU into an operating room. They close off the section of the NICU, scrub everything down, and allow for Jacob to remain in his room while they perform surgery. They bring the OR to him...amazing really. A couple of the doctors made a point of telling Jeff that they specifically chose Jacob's room in the NICU (which is larger and easy to access) because of this possibility.
The surgery would move his liver to his abdomen and then repair the hole in his diaphragm with a gortex like patch. They would also insert a tube into that empty space to drain any excess liquids that may build up after surgery. Then it's a waiting game to see what his right lung is capable of...
For those praying...Jeff and I would like to ask once more for a little extra, especially since it will be a BIG, and possibly LONG day for us and Jacob. We are only here by God's gracious hand and he has listened to our and your requests for a miracle.