Rachael shot this video a week ago.
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaahhh!!! Go Jimmie go! He weighed in today at 931 grams which is 2 pounds and almost 1 ounce. So Aunt Leanne-- he made it! I know you said your prayer group was praying specifically that he would hit 2 pounds this week. Rachael is very happy with the last few days as far as his weight gain is going. So we will not stop praying those "fat prayers".
And today they moved him to the "low flow" nasal cannula. So far he is doing AWESOME. Rachael said it is so much more comfortable for his nose. Lets pray his blood gasses are still good when they check them again in the morning.
About donating blood. Quite a few people have asked me in person and with comments if they can help so let me explain. Jimmie needs O negative blood. Rachael and I are both O- but neither of us can donate for different reasons. Which is annoying. Rachael- because she just gave birth to him and she received a Rhogam shot. Me- annoyingly-- my body fat percentage is too low and I have a tendency to need iron. Oh brother! I know . . . If I could gain 10 or 15 pounds I would!!! This makes me annoyed with me. But oh well . . . It would be really great for Jimmie to have a donor that could keep giving for his needs. We have a good friend that has offered. When you donate specifically for a baby like Jimmie you have to have costly advanced screening on your blood and we've been told 80% of people test positive for a virus that is harmless except to babies like Jimmie. So lets pray if we have to go forward with this that it all works out. Anyway, we appreciate your interest and willingness to help.
Rachael and Justin have a new plan where once a week Justin takes a whole day with Jimmie and Rachael takes a lot of that day away from the NICU. Hopefully this will help Rachael. Thank you for your continued prayers for both Rachael and Justin as they are under such a strain as new parents. It's so hard to be living away from home as well. They left home in January and might not be back until the end of May. 5 months. WOW! They are so thankful for Justin's Aunt Karen and Uncle Kevin. They live about 15 minutes from the hospital and are providing a place for Rachael and Justin to live.
I am so excited tonight about both his weight gain and that he was doing so well today on the low flow! Praise the Lord!