Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bye Bye Blue Monster!

It's official; the Blue Monster has gone away! We called in this morning to see how Ethan did over night and the nurse informed us that he was taken off of CPAP around 1:00 a.m. Needless to say, we were super excited to get to the hospital and see our sweet baby's face! He's currently on the nasal canula that is supplying some pressure/air flow and a little bit of oxygen. His oxygen saturation levels (sats) look great, which means he's tolerating the canula very well!

The plan for today is to continue to monitor progress, and to start weaning down the pressure and oxygen levels of the canula. He'll be monitored for 24 hours in the cardiac unit and, if all goes well, we'll go to a step-down room TOMORROW!! :) When that happens, I'll be sure to post our new room info on here so that you guys can come see our little man.

We're thrilled, but also keeping in mind some of the best advice we've gotten since we've been here: "Don't get too high on the highs or too low on the lows." Thank you for all of your prayers up to this point, but please keep them coming! We're praying for a successful day with the canula and that Ethan continues to grow stronger and stronger!

Oh, and happy 3-week birthday to our sweet baby boy :) We love y'all!


Anonymous said...

I'm so thrilled for you all! I can't wait to meet him! Let's just hope I'm still free of sniffles when we're finally allowed in to see him. I'm hoping Nancy made it/will make it in to see you today. Hang in there and know we all await your updates eagerly and think about you, Jeramie and Ethan everyday.

Kim Smith said...

Awesome news, Joye! It will be great to be moved to a step-down room if Ethan continues to do well... we're praying for that! Thanks for keeping us posted.

Anonymous said...

This morning at church we sang all the verses of Amazing Grace. I couldn't help but think that the packed church was all singing for Ethan!
I am thinking of you all. Stay strong.

~Emily Hardee said...

We celebrate with you. Just this morning at church I was asked how Ethan was doing. The man that asked is battling cancer, and so is his wife. They have not been able to be at church since just before Thanksgiving but have continued to email me to let me know that Ethan, and you and Jeramie continue to be in their prayers. What a blessing that in all they are dealing with they have the love and compassion to pray for those they have never met. It is a God thing. I am thrilled at the progress and continue to thank God for the future answers to prayer. He delivers!

Anonymous said...

We are so happy to hear about Ethan's progress!

Michael and Tiffany Armstrong

Genia said...

Just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you and your family tonight. We had 4th Sunday Praise and Sing and someone sang Ray Boltz, "The Anchor Holds":
I have been young
But I am older now
And there has been beauty
That these eyes have seen
But it was in the night
Through the storms of my life
Oh, thats where God proved
His love to me
The Anchor Holds
Though the ship is battered
The anchor holds
Though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees
As I faced the raging seas
The anchor holds
In spite of the storm

Isn't wonderful that we serve the God Almighty who is there no matter what may come our way. Praise God for Ethan's wonderful progress. I know during the past two weeks there have been lows and highs. There have been times when you have felt very tired and battered, but it is so assuring to know the Lord is always with us and holding us close. (No matter where our plane landed, He is with us and faithful in hearing our prayers). Love you and praying for you, Jeramie, & Ethan. I cannot wait to see you again soon.

jason said...

Wooo Hooo... gonna keep on prayin!!!

Jenn said...

We are still praying! I hope y'all get to your own room soon.

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