I talked with Matthew’s nurse this morning, who said that he had a restful, comfortable night, and was doing very well. They have slowly weaned the ventilator, and are hoping to be able to turn it off sometime this morning. He is doing well breathing for himself, for the most part, and his blood gases (oxygen levels, etc) are “perfect.”
I was looking through some old pictures, and was struck, again, by how far Matthew has come. He’s a long way from our little 4-pounder who was too weak to eat and too weak to cry. Here he is at 1 week old:
He has gotten so strong and is such a fighter now. Recovery won’t be easy, but he can do it!
And, while I’m adding pictures, here are a couple more just because. Thanks again to Holly Perona for the portraits!!