06 January 2008

Jan 6, 2008 8:30 am


Liam has done wonderfully on his feeds this week! He is finally passing stools and his bowels sounds are finally there. His guts are finally passing out all of the meconium! If he continues to do well this week they will up the amount they give him next week and it will finally be considering "real feedings"!

There is controversy over how much to sedate Liam. Some think he needs to be sedated when possible and others think only when necessary. The problem is that when he is active he de-sats (his oxygen absoprtion goes down) and then they have to boost him with more O2. I don't want him too sedated tho because then he doesn't move as much and his lungs get filled with gunk which makes him de-sat too....

Prayer:
Please pray that Liams lungs would grow stronger and healthier and do the job that they were inteded to do! He needs to wean down on his vent! The longer he is ventilated the worse his lung tissue is damaged.

Pray his feedings would continue to progress beautifully!

Praise:
Thank you to all of you who still take the time to read the blog and check the specific prayer requests. And thank you to those of you who post and let me know you're there- even tho your anonymous! I love to read them. There is nothing better than being in the family of God with you all.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jen,
We continue to join with you in prayer over little Liam. We love you and your sweet family!
I definitely miss your spunk in class on Sundays. : )
"meaningless, meaningless" : )
Hope to see you soon!
Love,
Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Exodus 15:3 ~ The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name.

Thank you, Lord, for fighting on Liam's behalf and our behalf every day. We pray that Liam's lungs will strengthen with each breath you give him. We also pray for continued progress in Liam's health. Grow him Lord into the young man you have created him to be. May your very presence cover Liam as you heal him and as his mother prays fervently over him. Thank you for providing love and suport for the McIntosh family. May your blessings continue to flow through us to them. AMEN!

Anonymous said...

He is so cute! Can't wait until you are both home! We pray everyday for him.

Anonymous said...

Jen,
I'm here, I've been keeping up with your posts - thank you for such great details of how the Lord is working in his little life. I'm praying for you, Liam, and your family. May the Lord continue to sustain you through this trial. We know He does work all things together for His good to those that love Him and are called according to His purpose (Rom. 8 :28). Across the miles, hugs!
Janel K.

Nena Conner said...

Liam is beautiful!!! Love the picture! We were talking about you today at church...just know that many are praying for you and love you!