Friday, July 24, 2009

Pulmonology Appointment

We had a good check up with the doctor today. Jacob did great during the ECHO. He flirted with the Ultrasound technician and behaved really well as she looked at his heart and vessels.

After the ECHO they weighed him; he weighed 17 pounds 5 ounces with only his dry diaper on. This placed him at 49th percentile. About a month ago, he was in the 16th percentile, so he's made GREAT progress. YAY Jacob!

Then we met with the doctor and he reported that Jacob's pulmonary hypertension has decreased, but not enough to decrease his oxygen requirement. This means that we will be on oxygen at least until next spring. Once we have made it through the cold/flu season, we will begin to ween him off the oxygen slowly; like taking him off during the day and keeping him on through the night, or decreasing the flow, etc. Actually, Jeff and I think this is a good thing. They are using oxygen to help relax the vessels that take blood to his lungs, allowing his lungs to grow and develop.

Thanks for thinking of us today.

1 comment:

  1. Hooray for Jacob. Love the update and pictures. You all continue to be in our prayers. Jacob will get his strength. It is all in God's plan and timing.