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).