I know many of you are checking the blog for updates...so here's some more information for you all!
Jacob is doing well on the ventilator. He is on minimal settings and doing all the breathing on his own, the vent just provides the oxygen and some extra pressure. His right lung is looking better and better (to us) but we are still not sure just how much "quality" of lung he has on that side. It is definately way more than they ever thought he had. Which is a miracle, undoubtedly! He is almost done with his antibiotics and the infections are gone. Thank goodness. Jacob is still having feeding issues and spitting up whenever he is moved. This poses a problem because when he spits up, it increases the chances of him aspirating. The doctors seem to think that Jacob aspirated after coming off the vent the first time, which caused him to get pneumonia. So, they want to get our feeding issues resolved before coming off the vent again, so we won't have those problems again.
We definately appreciate all the prayers for us and Jacob. Please hang in there with us...Jacob is making progress! Here's some specific things to pray for:
1) Continue to pray that the next time we come off the vent (hopefully soon), that Jacob will do amazing and not have to go back on!
2) Pray that our feeding issues will be resolved soon, that Jacob's body will tolerate his feedings, and that he can begin to get all of his nutrition from milk.
3) We would love to see more and more right lung growing and getting stronger. God has already given us more than we ever thought we had, but we humbly ask for more.
We tell Jacob every day that he is a miracle, and that he is only here because of all the prayers being lifted up for him daily! Thank you for making our Miracle possible. God is so good!