Let's start with baby Ramsey. His X-Rays weren't quite as good yesterday as we had seen in the past. They were a bit hazy and looked like the lungs were a bit smaller. They gave him lasiks and PT last night, and the X-Ray's looked excellent today! The haze was gone and the size was back to what they have been previously (The right lung is about full size, the left lung is 1/2-3/4 in size). It's hard at times not to be discouraged over these small setbacks, but the nurses are always quick to remind us to look how far we've come. In the scheme of things, where we are right now is a very good place.
His Nitric is down to 3 so it should be off by Wednesday. I don't think there are any other big plans in store for his care today.
We had many visitors yesterday including a meeting with 4 very special people; two CDH mother's and their survivors. Caleb is 9 and was treated at Children's here in Pittsburgh. Jaxson is almost 3 and was treated at CHOP (Children's Hospital in Philadelphia). View Jaxson's blog here. We had a wonderful visit sharing stories and letting the boys play with Reed. Someday, we hope to offer the same support to other CDH families that they have given to us.
|Sarah and Jaxson, Stacy and Caleb, Reed and Lisa|
Today, we were not only excited to see how good Ramsey's X-Ray looked, but Dennis was able to hold him for the first time! Also, Ramsey now has the warmers turned off his bed and he can start wearing clothes that button up the front and be swaddled! I can't wait to start dressing him. :)
|Dennis holds Ramsey for the first time!|
|Ramsey is now swaddled. Doesn't he look cozy!|