Sorry for the delay, but we found out late last night that Wes' surgery for today was canceled. they performed another heart echo on him yesterday, and his PDA has started to close on its own at a quick enough rate that the doctors do not feel it is worth putting him through a surgical procedure. Praise God!! More answered prayers!!
Max continues to recover and had a good day and night. The doctors have really started to ween him down on his vent settings, and he has handled the change well. His need for oxygen has increased as they have turned the pressures down, but they said they would rather give him some more oxygen in exchange for reduced pressures. Also, a chest x-ray done last night shows that his lungs continue to move in the right direction. The improvement is likely a combination of the jet vent, antibiotics and the PDA surgery...but the real reason is that God has put His healing hand on Max and answered our prayers.
I will commit to a more comprehensive post tonight to get everyone up to speed on both the boys and some other things going on in our lives.