16 January 2008

Jan 16, 2008 4:30

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.


Anonymous said...

Your little man is sooooo precious!!! We can't wait to meet him!! We love you guys so much and continue to pray for Liam and the rest of your family! Hope to see you soon!
Freddie and Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Each picture you post he seems so much more filled out. I contiue to pray for Liam and you family.
Iris from twinsmagazine message boards

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!! Liam is so precious!! I follow your blog daily and continue to pray! I cannot wait until the day I read that Liam's going home. God bless all of you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the good news about Liam and the beautiful picture of the Lord's "little warrior". I can tell he has some spunk in him. Praise God!

Psalm 84:11 ~ For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

Father God, we pray that you will shine your warmth and light on Liam. May your love and sustenance keep him in a safe place where he can continue to grow. Be his shield, O God, from anything that will hinder his progress. Thank you Lord God Almighty for Liam's life. We pray for you to breathe strength into him so that he will be able to breathe on his own. May each feeding bless and nourish his body. In Christ's name, Amen!

Anonymous said...

What a great picture. He looks stronger every time I see a picture.