A Little Something Extra

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday Micah update


Micah had a good day today.  He looks soooo much better!  We had some snuggle time, read some books, watched some Signing Time videos, and played.  I saw him laugh (still not enough volume to hear major sounds out of him yet).  Mark is with him at the hospital doing overnight duty tonight.

Sweet boy still hasn't cried.  I actually wish he would... it might help his lungs get some much-needed exercise.  He complains occasionally about the nasal cannula and tries to get it off (note in the photo his arm in a "No-No" so he can't get his hand to his face).

Micah is still on 40% oxygen through his cannula, he is tachypnic (breathes rapidly) and he is still retracting when he breathes (meaning he's working pretty hard).  Not sure why this is and whether it's common 48 hours after extubation.  I'm hoping he gets an echo in the next couple of days to check his heart function.  There is a bit of confusion over the status of leakage in his heart valves when he was first admitted.  I'm praying that it's nothing of concern.

18 comments:

Monica Crumley said...

Precious boy! Looks like an emerging smile... I hope he'll be well enough to go home soon. So glad he's perking up and able to get some cuddle time. Still praying...

Tina said...

God bless him...needed good news, so precious your little boy!

Kris said...

Micah looks wonderful! Wow, what a difference! I will be praying about his valves. Can't wait for you to have him home. I hope your mom is recovering well too! Kris

RK said...

He looks SO great! What a relief to see him without the vent and of course, handsome as ever!

one_plustwins said...

OH MY!!!!! MICAH LOOKS WONDERFUL!!! So nice to see a little grin on his face. Prayers still coming!

B. McKenzie said...

He looks so much better! thanks for the update. We will continue to pray for healing and for those lungs. Hugs.

Adrienne said...

So happy he's doing well! He's such a cutie!!

Andrea @ Unfailingly Loved said...

Micah looks so sweet. Nice to see him smiling ... Praise God!

sara p said...

it's so great to see him with a little smile in his face. we are still praying:)

Derek, Kenzee and Gage said...

He looks great! So happy to hear things are going well and I hope you can get the echo done soon.

skiingthroughlife said...

Oh I am so happy to read this today! I think about your little guy all the time, praise the Lord! Prayers are still going at the Ski house for Micah! Get home soon!

Heather said...

I think I see that smile trying to sneak out ... I'll pray for that and continue healing for your little fighter.

Kelli said...

So happy to see that picture! Continue to heal Micah so you can get back home.

Cathy said...

Sweet angel!! Micah looks so much better. More prayers for your little man.

Heidi said...

He does look so much better! He is still in my prayers! Thanks for all of the updates - it is really helpful to know what to pray for specifically.

Penny said...

micah looks terrific! Praise God! continued prayers!

Cory said...

He looks GREAT!!! Such a sweet boy! We will continue to pray for much success here!

Lacey said...

Praying the echo looks good. When a kido comes in super sick their heart tends to look worse. Its also quite common to breath super fast when you've been intubated. Especially our DS kids with low tone!