Jimmie is now on CPAP and doing really well. Mom says it looks so huge in his little tiny nose. His nurse is very happy with how he's doing. His blood gases haves actually looked better then when he was on the vent. He is still receiving the caffeine therapy and seems to be tolerating that just fine.
There was a few short minutes after he was removed from the vent and before they got him hooked up to the CPAP where his face was clear of tubes and wires and Rachael got to take pictures of him. I will be working on getting some pics transfered to my computer so I can post them.
Now you can hear his tiny voice when he cries. The nurse is encouraging Rachael and Justin to touch him a lot to calm him down and it really works. He'll be moving and all worked up and when they touch him and talk quietly to him he calms down.
They have now bumped his feedings to every two hours because he's handling them very well. He is losing weight-- which is expected, but just pray for him to start gaining soon. He was so tiny to start with we don't want him losing much.
They have told Rachael and Justin not to be surprised if he gets tired and has to go back on the vent to rest. We don't want him to have to work too hard so they will be watching him very closely.
Breath of life for baby Jimmie! Praise God. We are so very proud of you Jimmie. You are doing so good.