Monday, February 18, 2008

Slow and Steady

Continued slow improvements over the past couple of days! Everyone is quite amazed to see how far Noah has come in the past week. We even got a smile out of him yesterday! What a fighter he has proven to be over and over again. Noah's hemoglobin and platelets are holding. We've been able to do a bit of weaning on the vent. We tried switching him to PSV (pressure supportive ventilation) yesterday, where he has to initiate all his own breaths. He did ok for the first hour and then decided it was too much work to breath all the time! So we had to switch back to full support. He is starting to initiate some breaths on his own today, but he just doesn't have the strength yet to keep it up. So the improvements are very slow, but they are there! The only down side is that Noah has been spiking fevers again yesterday and today. He was cultured yesterday, so again we wait!

Our view from Noah's room...

When I need a little "pick me up", I just need to glance out the window at all the hearts for Noah. Thanks so much Nicole and Mary for our little cheering squad across the street. It just makes my day to see how much Noah is loved!!

"When I said, 'My foot is slipping,' Your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, Your consolation brought joy to my soul."
Psalm 94:18-19

4 comments:

Ramona said...

You're little man is such a fighter. I almost said he keeps amazing us, but in reality it is God who keeps amazing us by sustaining little Noah. What a gift to see his eyes and to have him squeeze your finger. And to see him try to breath on his own. Our God is the giver of life, and He has such a purpose for your little man. You guys continue to amaze me with how you keep trusting. We are continuing to lift you in prayer.
Ramona

Melanie said...

I am amazed at what a fighter Noah is!! The photo of the heart across the street is so touching. Lots of people are supporting and praying for you all the time.
Love and prayers
Melanie Friesen
Westbank BC

Erin said...

I'm so glad to hear that Noah is making improvements, that is so great. God is so faithful, isn't He!!! Those hearts made me cry, that's so great to have that kind of support. We are continuing to pray here!

Christie Momma said...

Way to go Noah!!!