Friday, August 8, 2008

Today was a better day

Thank the Good Lord and thank everyone else for their continued prayers. Rhys has responded amazingly to the steroid. His oscillator settings are down significantly from what they were yesterday and his oxygen is below 60% for the first time since I can't even remember when. His O2 saturation is in the mid 90s as well. The steroid has caused his blood pressure to increase, which they expected, so he is taking meds for that but overall much better than yesterday. They have sent off another blood culture to check things out, but they think the last two days was related to inflamed lungs and not an infection. He was started on antibiotics again (3rd round) as a precaution. He has been very alert and moving today, almost too much, and required another dose of ativan to calm him down. I just changed his diaper again and saw the closest thing to cry he can come up with. Poor little guy was all comfortable when nurse and mommy had to mess him up. Check out this beautiful baby boy with his stylin' gel pillow and trucker blanket.


Alicia said...

Hooray!...for an "up" day on the roller coaster, Rhys! We are praying for you every single day, sweet baby boy!

Lots of love, Alicia, Levi, Mattie Joy, and John

aunt suzanne said...

hey Rhys, You 'go dog go!'..Loved seeing your sweet little self this afternoon. You look really, really good. Kickin' those baby legs and arms, I see! Candice, thanks for visiting with me, you're a delight. I love you all.

Cain Family said...

What a great day! I love seeing those big, sweet eyes open and taking a look at the world. Stay strong and keep fightin'. Love yall!


Jennie said...

I am so glad to hear the good news. Keep it up Rhys and you'll get to see such more outside your pod.

Angie and Jason said...

Hey there handsome!! You are such a little fighter, Rhys! We are still praying for those little lungs. How precious you are with your little eyes open to see what in the world is going on. You are precious. Candice and Cody, we love you and hope you are resting some better. Great news about the steriod. I am glad to see those steroids helping with inflamation. We are thinking of you, I am so greatful for the recent conversations we have had!
The Grisel Family

John and Kelly said...

he is absolutely beautiful!

Kelly Sherrill

Pachar Family said...

That picture is absolutely precious! He looks like a big boy wondering what all the fuss is about. I am so glad that today was a better day! We love y'all very much.

Tina Crofford said...

Candice & Cody:
What a handsome little man! With those big eyes open, he looks like he's ready to take on the world. Please know that you all have been in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. We love you!
Aunt Tina (and Aunt Susie)
(just in case you might be wondering why you haven't heard from either of us until now: it took BOTH of us to set this up --- after explicit instructions from your MOM!)

Susie Oates said...

Little Man:
Aunt Susie, Aunt Tina and the rest of the crew think you are just about the most precious thing we've ever seen! Continue to rest and get stronger. We know The Lord is right there in that bed next to you, with his protective hand on you. lots of love,
Aunt Susie, Uncle Steve & Rachel