Jack is doing really well today. He does have a cannula (tube to give him oxygen) in his nose, just in case he needs it, but it's more of a precaution than anything. He did need a little O2 last night after his feedings, but just a tiny bit to help him breathe a little easier. He still has a feeding tube, but he has been taking an ounce or so at each feeding by bottle, which is a huge improvement. He now weighs 5lbs 12 oz and he looks great.
Today, they tried a treatment of a drug called Mucamist, and they were very happy with the results. It thinned out a lot of mucous in his lungs, and when they did a chest x-ray this morning, they could see marked improvement. The tiny collapses are opening, and he is able to breathe much more easily.
He is not ready to come home just yet, but the doctor I saw today figures that he will discharge Jack this coming week. I'm hoping for early in the week rather than later, but I want him to be 100% better when he finally does come home. We can't wait for that day- I especially can't wait for him and Ben to be reuinted.
Thanks to all of you for keeping up with our continuing saga.