The last couple of days have been good. Jacob continues to recover from his surgery and continues to be loved on by all that care for him. The doctors and nurses said that the first 72 hours after surgery are always stressful and Jacob has had ups and downs in lots of areas. Sometimes his heartrate will go up and other times his blood pressure goes up. He will occasionally open his eyes and look around, but then will get so worked up that he is breathing too much.
Overall, we are doing okay and Jacob continues to be on the slow road of recovery. I say slow because that's really what it is...SLOW. It can take weeks for babies to come off the ventilator, and weeks to be weened off medications, and weeks to be feeding properly, etc. We have made it over a huge hurdle with the surgery and there are challenges ahead but we have great hope. There still is the possibility that Jacob may not be able to come home with us, but we are asking God for that miracle. Jeff and I wouldn't be surprised if we are here for at least 3 months more. However, God can do amazing things, as we have witnessed so far, and would love to experience Jacob's homecoming.
A side shot of his cuteness...