First of all, Jacob would like to say
Happy St. Patrick's Day
to all of you!
Since the last update, Jacob has been progressively getting better. With the help of some antibiotics, Jacob is fighting off some infections. He had cultures done of his blood and trachea. Most of the infections are gone, but we have a couple more days worth of antibiotics to make sure they are completely gone. He is still on the ventilator, but his settings are minimal, and he is doing all the breathing on his own, the vent just provides the air and pressure. That is a good thing! Jacob is still having some feeding issues, and has been spitting up alot more lately. The doctors say that most CDH babies have problems with digestion because their digestive organs have been altered after surgery. We are hopeful that Jacob will make progress with his feeding very soon! The doctors are saying that the progress we are making are steps that will lead us closer to HOME. It's just taking time.
Jacob says, "Yay for progress!"
On Sunday night Jacob got a good BATH. It's not like a normal bath, it's more like a sponge/gauze bath, but we got to use some baby soap and lotion to make him nice and clean and smelling like a baby. It was so much fun for us. Jacob liked it most of the time. Here's some photos of the occasion.
We had to scrub his head really good. He liked that part alot.
I think this was his favorite part though, he liked the massage!
And once he was done, he got to put a big boy shirt on and he rested SO SO SO well.
I am beginning to love looking at these!
What precious moments we've had lately; despite having to go back on the vent and fight infections. We are so hopeful that Jacob will continue to fight with God's strength! Keep praying for us, that we can come off the vent again and that Jacob will tolerate his feedings better and move milk through his system.