Samuel was content and looking around yesterday. They weaned his oxygen to 28% and his oxygen saturation continued to be in the high 90's (anything above 84 is good). They decreased his Nitric oxide from 2.5 to 1. They changed his sedative from every 8 hours to every 12 hours. They are continuing to give the lasix to help drain the fluid he tends to retain.
As of this morning at 9am Samuel is at 26% oxygen (21% is what you are breathing now). They are planning on turning off the Nitric Oxide and weaning the fentanyl slightly today.
Samuel is doing very well. It won't be long now until they try the feeding tube instead of feeding him intravenously. Your prayers have really helped. If you would please pray that Samuel would be able to be tolerate feeding with the feeding tube we would really appreciate it. Leyla read a blog last night about another baby with a Diaphragmatic Hernia and she needed another surgery because she had so much spit up and could not tolerate the mother's milk. She is concerned, please pray for her peace. Please pray for Samuel's continued strength.
God is mighty. God knows exactly what is going on. He sees everything:
Jeremiah 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.