With the breathing tube out there are some smaller steps in the right direction that followed that. They took the catheter out today, as well as the IV in the groin area and started taking him off some of the fluids and medications that they had been giving him.
The nurses today were wonderful! We had a great question and answer time today as he sounded really raspy and not quite the normal baby sound. In fact the comment was that he sounded like a cat. Most of this is normal. Although there are some fluid issues in the lungs still that had the nurse a little unsettled. Hopefully with the oxygen and the suctioning out of fluids he will get off of the before to long tonight.
The next step is hopefully tomorrow they will remove the chest drain tubes as well as the UVC (Or umbilical line) that has been there since day 1. They seemed rather optimistic assuming that he still clears off a bunch of the fluid still in his body. The potty dance can still be done for Weston if you are looking for something to do.
We were grateful that he looked like the baby we saw in the beginning. Ellie will most likely be staying down there from this point on and trying to get the nursing thing down again. It sort of depends on what he wants to do and how much stress he can handle.
The nice thing is that he is back in mom's arms where he belongs. This time it takes a minute to get him there rather then 25. We are glad that he is looking much more "normal" and happy that things are on the mend. In the next few days we are hoping to transition up to 5th or 6th floor and get one step closer to getting out of here.
The other perk of the weekend was Jeremy getting to go to Confirmation at SSLC! The joy of seeing 19 young people step forward in their faith journey was awesome to be a part of! I am proud of each of them and their accomplishments! Add that on to seeing our quirky puppy helped smooth the day out!
We do apologize for all of you that have been trying to visit over the last week but with all of the tubes/wires/ struggles mixed in the week we really were not able to handle a lot of visitors. If you would like to come visit over the weekend let us know. We would love to have company now!