Sunday, August 16, 2009

August 15, 2009

Today was a really good day for Super Gabe. We came in this morning not knowing what to expect and were so very happy to see our little man was beginning to look like himself again. We are really beginning to see his little features again. Gabe had a great night and didn't give nurse "S" any trouble. During this mornings rounds they said they were going to keep Gabe's medications the same because they are starting to work really well. During rounds, doctor "A" said that there was a little fluid around Gabe's left lung. She wanted to get an ultrasound to see just how much fluid there really was since last time it showed more than the x-ray. When they did the ultrasound, they found a significant amount of fluid. Doctor "A" called for a surgeon to come up and place a new chest tube similar to the one on his right side. The surgeon worked with the ultrasound tech to get the tube placed in exactly the right spot. It worked perfectly and fluid began coming out immediately. They then repeated the x-ray and that's when we were shocked. Gabe's chest x-ray looked better than it ever has! It's amazing, he has two lungs that look very clear. Shannon and I were high fivin' in the NICU with all the nurses. Gabe continued to have a great day and we even got to see one of his little eyes open. Gabe was a little agitated and nurse "C" said we should bring in some soothing music for Gabe. So we are going to download some relaxing spa music on the I-pod and put the ear pieces close to his ears. We are now pimping out Gabe's crib with his very own stereo system. I'm anxious to see if this works. They say that if it works he will relax and they won't have to give him so many drugs. So we will give it a try it tomorrow. Hopefully Gabe will look even skinnier tomorrow and we will be on track for surgery on Wed. Keep praying for little man.

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