Feb 6, 2009

bye bye jet

Today was a big day for little Davis. The big news is he's off the jet ventilator! So far, he seems to be handling the change well. He's still weaning on the epi (blood pressure meds) and coming down on his PIP (pressure of ventilator), but the move to the conventional vent is huge. It is one big step forward to surgery. Our little boy is so strong. We are so proud of him. Even if he goes back on the jet for a bit, at least they know he can handle the conventional vent for at least a few hours... long enough to make his repair, if it comes to that. I held Davis' little hand today. The paralytic is wearing off, and I could feel him squeeze my finger the tiniest bit. I know I say this in every post, but we love him so much.

Davis met his grandfather Carnahan for the first time today. I think it was love at first sight (for one of them anyway- the one that can open his eyes). We are so glad that Dad is here... especially because he's a really good cook! Catherine and Karen left this afternoon and we miss them already. 

We are more grateful than ever to have Davis today. One of the little girls in his room passed away last night. She was very small and born extremely early, but fought hard for three weeks. It was a surprise to everyone because she seemed to be doing better. That was scary for us. She went very quickly, before her parents could make it back to the hospital. Our hearts hurt for their family and for the nurses, who I know are affected when things like this happen. Life is so precious. Please pray for this family to heal.

Carolyn 


6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Davis is doing so well - truly he is and many times the weaning with these ones - I agree let them take the lead. There is a but - these doctors and nurses seem to have this sixth sense too.

I'm glad you all got to hold Carter - a bit of a hint - you can "cradle" Davis. (Stand by his bed and encircle your arms around him - comforts Moms and Dads and babes too.)

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers and the sweet angel's family too - sending Sir Davis Lung Function chants,
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

great news about Davis. so happy he is getting closer and closer to surgery. we are still praying for him and our prayers go out to that sweet little girl and her family.
Joanne and John Michael R-CDH 3/11/07

Catherine said...

Michael and Lindsey,
I love you soooo much. My heart is still in North Carolina and will be until I return!
It's sunny and warm this morning with a bright blue sky...seems to me the sign of something wonderful for our sweet Davis:)
Please blow him a kiss for me...tell him I'm sending virtual hugs...great BIG ones:)
Sure wish I could be in two places at once. I be hugging you right now!
Hi to Keith:)
Aunt Catherine
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX...
If this is a repeat message - please forgive my technical ineptitude.

Tracy Meats said...

Way to go Davis!! Keep fighting little boy, for I can feel your surgery is so near!! Many prayers for a good weekend and you keep making progress.

Tracy Meats - mom to Ian, born with a LCDH on 4/3/04 and WY and CO State Rep. for CHERUBS

Thomas Family of 5 said...

Such good news!!!

Vineyard Painter said...

I'm so sorry....sending a loving prayer for the family and their baby girl.