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Samuel responded well to the second sedative given to him which made him not fight the ventilator so much. He was weaned down during the night from 76% oxygen to 59% oxygen.
Today they took out the chest tube on his left lung. They also increased his nutrition to make him stockier for the upcoming surgery. We don't know when the surgery will be, except that it won't be in the next four to five days. He will need to be gradually be weaned off the ventilator.
Specific Prayer Needs:
0. Pray that Samuel would continue to get stronger.
1. Leyla has been very stressed out and cannot express any milk. We will be visiting a lactation consultant tomorrow. Pray for her peace.
2. My boss at work is going to see what the options are for taking additional time off. Pray that I will be able to get the time off that I need to take care of my wife and son.
3. Tomorrow we will be calling our health insurance to see what the out of pocket maximum is. We will also be meeting with the social worker at Children's Hospital to see what other financial assistance there is.