The doctors made the decision this morning to give Jacob another shot at breathing on his own. Right now, he looks really good. He is not breathing too heavily, his heart rate is within normal ranges, and he looks comfortable. They are going to take an X-Ray and blood gas to make sure he is exchanging gases well and that he is not over or under inflated. We have to make it through a week before anyone will be sure that Jacob won't need the vent again, but I am hopeful today! He is so cute without a tape mustache! :)
Keep praying that Jacob will STAY OFF the vent this time and that his lungs will continue to function to the BEST of their ability. Pray that we won't get pneumonia again and that Jacob will be able to show everyone what he and God are made of!
Although we are still having feeding issues, and Jacob is not moving food through like the doctors would want, they feel confident that Jacob is moving in the right direction and will get there eventually with feeds. Here's some other pictures I took of him this morning before we came off the vent.
A couple more things to pray specifically for:
1) That Jacob will begin to swallow. He has not been swallowing his saliva and secretions, which if he throws those up, could cause us to aspirate again.
2) That Jacob's lungs will GO GO GO!!!
3) That he will move the milk through his body and begin going up on feeds.
Thank you so much for all the prayers. Thank you for hanging in there with us as we fight with Jacob for life! God is good!