Where has the time gone? Isaac is eight weeks old today! What a journey this little one has already been on. While the past two months have been some of the most challenging in our lives, we wouldn't trade them for anything as we've fallen more in love with our son with each passing day.
At this point, our main areas of focus are his blood infection & edema. The staph infection in Isaac's blood is being treated aggressively by two antibiotics to hopefully eliminate the infection before he becomes very sick again (septic). In the past, he has become sick very quickly once an infection presented itself, so we're following this very closely in hopes of stopping severe problems before they begin. Also, Isaac has become quite puffy again over the past several days, so we're working to diurese him back to a normal fluid balance. He is no longer in withdrawl from weaning his sedation meds as the team has found his sweet spot. After a day of resting, we will slowly work to wean him further over the course of several days. Once these issues resolve, we can return our focus back to extubation.
So main areas needing prayer & attention:
::elimination of staph infection in his blood & protection from it spreading to the rest of his systems
::successful reduction of excess fluids in Isaac's body without causing stress to his kidneys
::further weaning from sedation meds in preparation for extubation
::successful extubation & strength in Isaac's lungs to hopefully remain off the vent