So far, Jacob has been making good progress and beginning to act like himself again. They have weaned his Vapotherm to 5 liters already, and expect him to be breathing on his own within a few days. We have even been able to get a few smiles from him today. He is resting well and regaining his strength. The plan from the doctors is to continue to wean his Vapotherm and give his lungs the support they need while his body fights off the viral infection. In addition, they have increased his medicine to help his pulmonary hypertension.
Jacob's immune system is not the same as a normal infant his age. Any kind of infection, fever, cold, virus, etc. can cause him to work harder to breathe and can likely cause us to be hospitalized. Thankfully, it won't always be like this...just for the first year of his life, until his body can learn to fight off the infections better.
Thanks for the prayers. Please continue to pray that Jacob's recovery is quick, that his body will fight off the viral infection, and that he will be breathing on his own again soon. Thanks for checking in on us!