Liam is sucking on his pacifier in this photo. It surprises me that he would want to with a tube in his throat already! Wow- Liam is 7 weeks old now. He weighs in at 2 lbs 11 oz. He is still tolerating his feeds so he gets 6 cc every 3 hours now. They want to get him to 20 cc every 3 hours. They weaned his rate on his vent yesterday and again today. The vent now only does 10 breaths for him per minute. The practitioner said we are moving in the right direction now. He is such a fiesty guy too. It is amazing to see a little boy like him get so mad and frustrated. And you know when he is angry- he turns purple and tries to get out of the position he is in. I was holding him yesterday and he flung himself backwards! We do love him so! ;-)
Please pray for constant continued success on weaning down off his ventilator. He needs to get off of it. Pray his lungs would grow strong and mighty!
Please pray for continued success with his feeds and no complications.
Please pray for no setbacks in any form. Pray that we would continue to head forward at all times and not do the "two steps forward one step back" routine that the NICU does.