On to Wes. The Doc said he is more than surprised that Wes is still on CPAP. He said if you put the two boys' chest x-rays side by side, Wes' looks worse. That is why they treat the patient and not the x-rays!! The appearance on the x-rays could also just be a timing thing, i.e. if the x-ray was taken when Wes had just exhaled, etc. Wes is also closely following the growth chart for a 24-week old micro preemie. Dr. Dr. also said that Wes' brain looks worse than Max's. I am still at this point not sure why he said this, because Wes' last head ultrasound was on April 3...6-days after his traumatic birth at a gestational age of 24-weeks 6-days. When I asked if they would do a follow-up ultrasound to see how his brain has progressed over the last 6+ weeks...he said, "no." I think he just had to throw a negative comment in there about Wes for good measure.
Overall, Kate and I feel like the meeting went well. It still seems that the good news is drowned out by all of the statistical information about cerebral palsy, low cognitive abilities, etc. At the end of the day, we are not giving either of these little dudes back, so we have decided that we will again focus on one day at a time. God has not given us the strength we need to handle all of the "maybes"...but He gave us what we needed today. We will go forward in faith leaning on His promises and do what we can to find joy in each and every day of this journey.