May 17, 2012 11:36 PM
Today has been a good day! Blake made a tiny baby step down on his ventilator settings today- all though he remains on higher ventilator settings we will take any decrease we can get!! Blake continues to fight every day and today he is up to 2 lbs 3 oz. After speaking with the doctor today we are even going to increase his feedings. Starting in the morning Blake will get fed every 3 hours rather than every 6 hours! Blake's triglycerides have also stayed within normal limits so he is continuing to get lipids in his TPN (nurtrition though his IV) which he hasnt been tolerating. So hopefully with the increase in breastmilk and continuing lipids which provides him with fats he can continue to grow rapidly! It is so amazing to think back on the statistics we were giving regarding Blake surviving the bowel perforation and NEC- and how they thought if he recovered it would take a long time for him to be able to recieve breastmilk and tolerate it...if ever! But we knew he could fight through it and we know he can fight through this lung issue too...Today I found this scripture....
Jesus looked upon them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with GOD all things are possible."
We ask that you continue to pray for Blake- Pray for his lungs to become more pliable, for him to grow and for his lungs to mature. We ask that you pray for God to continuing to heal each of his organs, and to provide him strength to continue to fight! We know he is our miracle!