We started out with another rough day. My sweet baby boy, Cade, was having more problems this morning. He had developed an air pocket in his lung. They went in with a catheter to drain the air pocket. The doctor adjusted the settings on his ventilator to hopefully reduce the strain on his lungs to prevent any more air pockets from developing. Due to the ventilator changes, he was at 100% oxygen again for a while. Most of the morning and early afternoon he was in the 70s on his oxygen.
Despite the rough morning, we do have good news. Cade is now doing much better. His x-rays have not shown any more air pockets. He has been at 40% oxygen since this afternoon and is still there now. The blood culture taken this morning shows that the antibiotics are working to treat his infection too. Camdyn has remained stable all day; she has been around 25-40% oxygen. They have taken her off Fentanyl which is a sedation drug. It is used to keep them calm so they don't exert too much energy and cause their oxygen needs, heart rate, blood pressure, etc. to go up. She has been doing very well maintaining her vital signs without the Fentanyl. Cade is still on it because of the procedure he had done today.
Both babies are not requiring humidity in their isolettes anymore. They are both tolerating their feedings well, and their feedings have been increased. She now gets 5 mL, and he gets 4 mL. They are going to raise his more soon, but with all he had going on today, they left his at 4 mL. Both have gained weight! Camdyn now weighs 1 lb 5 oz, and Cade weighs 1 lb 13 oz. So, she is up 3 oz, and he is up 4 oz from their birth weights. Cade is almost at 2 lbs! Who would have thought parents would be excited about their babies reaching 2 lbs?
Thank you all who are following this blog and supporting us all with your prayers. So many of you have shared stories of people you know who have been through a similar situation and have come out with great results. I have faith that our babies too will be a success story. The power of prayer is really amazing. I am amazed at how many people I don't even know are following our story and praying for us even though they don't know us. May God bless our babies and all of you too who are keeping us in your prayers. Amen.