Today Will was switched from the jet ventilator to a conventional ventilator! This is definitely a step in the right direction! Will has made so much progress with his lungs and ventilator settings. He kept the doctors really busy last week and over the weekend. He has done well all day on the conventional ventilator and they have continued to lower his settings all day.
Will is also doing really well with his feedings. They started him this weekend with 1 mL every 8 hours! He was really getting full! He has done so well that they have increased them each day, from 1 mL every 4 hours, to 1 mL every 2 hours, and today he has gone to 1 mL every hour! Our little man is doing well. The doctor said he had a "Great night!"
Lindy has had another challenging day. She has completely taken on Will's problems from last week. She now has the lungs that we are really worried about, along with her other various problems. They thought she was getting an infection yesterday and started her on antibiotics. Today they are saying they do not think she has an infection. Of course they did tests that will tell us for sure.
Lindy is most likely going to have surgery this week on her PDA (the hole in her heart that usually closes on babies). This should help her out with her lungs and ventilator settings. We are waiting to hear from the doctors when this will be scheduled for. We are not looking forward to our little girl having surgery, but we are looking forward to seeing the results and positive changes as a result of the surgery.
Lindy has been very moody lately! All the nurses laugh and say she is going to be a lot of fun when she is a teenager! Lindy likes to desat (when her oxygen level dips down) a lot. Sometimes she does it when you are just looking at her. We hope this is not predicting the future!
Overall it's been a quiet day and we are thankful for that. Little Lindy might have a busy rest of the week but we will just have to wait and see!