Monday, April 6, 2009

One week and counting...

Jacob has now been breathing without the ventilator for a week! WOW. It is so encouraging to look at our son and see his chest moving up and down all on his own, even if it is fast. Each day we continue to be a part of a living miracle. What a blessing.

Right now, Jacob has alot of mucus in his lungs that he tries to cough up, but can't get all of it out. This doesn't help his breathing... If he can get all those secretions out of his chest, then breathing may become a little easier for him. Please pray that Jacob will be able to cough up all the mucus in his chest so that he can begin to breathe easier and maybe less frequently.

As far as feeds go, Jacob is up to 43cc's, about half way to a full feed. Yay! His body is tolerating the increases and we have the dirty diapers to prove it. We never thought we'd be so happy about changing messy diapers. :) The doctors are going to double bump his feeds for the next few days to get him to full feeds; this means they will increase by 5 or 6 ccs two times a day, if he tolerates it. Please pray that Jacob will continue to move these through and that his body will tolerate these changes.

Thanks so much for the continued prayers. Keep them coming!

Pictures will come later (cause I know that's really what you all want to see...hee hee).

8 comments:

  1. Wow! He'll be at full feeds in just a matter of days then!!! I'm so excited for Jacob!! God is definitely taking good care of him!

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  2. I am glad he is doing so well. I will continue to pray that his feedings increase successfully. I will pass the prayer request along. Love and prayers.

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  3. Glad to hear that Jacob is doing so well! God is good! We will continue to pray for him!!

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  4. YAY Jacob!! You're such a strong little guy! I'll be praying God gives you the strength to keep up these WONDERFUL improvements!! You're such an Amazing boy!!

    I'm soo excited to hear that he's doing so well and you both sound in high spirits!! I'll be praying for you all!! YAY for Jacob!! :) Could that be light coming at the end of the tunnel?? ;) I pray EVERY DAY for it!! Hang in there!!!

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  5. Of course we want to see pictures! He is so adorable! We will continue to pray for him and that the mucus is coughed up easily and that breathing on his own gets easier with each breath. Yeah for the feeds! God is good! What a blessing your story is to us! Thank you again for sharing with us!
    Jessica Cook

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  6. Go Jacob!! It is so wonderful to see him doing so well, I haven't been on here for a couple of weeks, and the pics are fantastic!! he has grown so so much!! We are still keeping all three of you in our prayers, at the top of the list in fact..... Praying that very soon you will get to take your little, well, not quite so little now boy home soon!! We love you all, be safe,
    Love Marie and Breezy and Joyce.

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  7. so glad to hear things are going well. still praying!!!

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  8. Jacob is precious. We are still praying. Take care of yourselves.

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