Edmund had a good night that allowed the nurse to continue to drop his oxygen. He is now at 50%. They also decreased a setting on the ventilator. These are very, very small steps toward a conventional ventilator. Heidi went up during the night and learned that they are having trouble keeping him sedated. They don't know if it is because he is metabolizing it so quickly or because he is so much bigger than they are used to. :-) It isn't a big issue, it is mainly to keep him comfortable and so he won't fight the ventilator.
I just went up less than 30 minutes ago and they were doing a kidney ultrasound. Just want to make sure everything is still good after all the urine. (The nurse said he had a TON last night). I also noticed that he wasn't gripping the gauze pad as tightly. The neurologist said that his baby fists are too tight and it wasn't good so they put little gauze pads in his hands. This morning was the first time I saw his hand opened without help. This could be because he was more sedated...but it could also be that he is relaxing; she said his blood pressure suggested he might be sleeping/resting.
Some friends are trying to work out some housing options for us so we can be closer to the hospital. Heidi is discharged today, but we can stay until tomorrow as 'rooming-in'. Some other friends are taking care of our zoo at home!
Thanks for all the prayers