Born @ 27 weeks
2lbs 7oz

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Good news!

Shaw is a fighter (and a pistol). At midnight tonight, Shaw decided it was time for him to be extubated. With a little help from his nurse (by accident), Shaw's tube came out.

There was a flurry of activity, setting the doctors and nurses into panic as a team of six worked around Shaw to ensure he didn't aspirate and that the bile from his stomach, now shooting out of the tube was shielded from swallowing.

Michael and I huddled in the corner waiting for word that Shaw was okay.

Finally, Shaw stabilized....on his own!!!! He began breathing (with a little assistance from a nose canula). We all cheered.

Since three this morning, Shaw has been sleeping on and off. He is slowly coming off the medication. Michael and I have been taking shifts holding/rocking/calming. Shaw is wrapped in a zillion wires. Between trying to keep those from getting tangled, while keeping the 02 directly in his nose - Shaw has kept us very busy.

Now we wait for him to wake up completely and access.

Thank you for so many prayers.


Jen Dalton said...

That's my Mighty Trooper nephew Shaw! Will continue to pray for comfort and healing. Hope he will be back home soon! Sending all our love! Jen

Kelly said...

So glad to hear he is doing better Candace. You are all in my prayers. I am studying Respiratory Therapy and will graduate in 2 more semesters. That is a mighty strong son you have and GOD is great.