Liam continues to maintain a status-quo right now, so long as he is able to be placed in a comfortable position. Yesterday, he was really liking being on his stomach, but over the night and this morning it appears that he is most comfortable on his side….so who knows. He continues to have labored breaths and his breathing rate is pretty high, but he is also maintaining good oxygen levels and pretty good vital signs all around. Over the night, he was successfully weened completely off the dopamine, which is good as any less medication is better than more medicine. It also allowed the nurses to take off some of the tubing so it will be a little easier for us to hold him and move around some.
As we have said before, the entire nursing staff here at the NICU are a special kind of person. To be able to deal with what they are tasked in dealing with on a day-to-day basis is a remarkable feat in love. We have had the fortune of having the same nurse for each of the past 6 nights, and as she goes on some much deserved time off, we realize how wonderful it’s been to have her be apart of Liam’s life. These are amazing people, and she is an amazing person. She also gifted Liam a hand-made blanket yesterday, made by her Mom. It’s been a great addition to his crib and he seems to really be comfortable using it.