Maxwell has been able to have his conventional vent setting decreased from 34 to 27 since he has been off the jet, and his INO is also slowly being lowered by one each day (starting at 10 now he is at 3). His oxygen needs have increased slightly, however, that is to be expected with all the other changes going on. He also had a doppler ultrasound done Monday on his neck. The doctors were concerned that the edema (swelling) in his head wasn't going away. The ultrasound checked his veins to ensure they weren't blocked. I am happy to say that the results came back normal and over the last couple days his head is slowly starting to get better. We might finally get to see what our son looks like!!! Tonight Max weighed 7lbs. 1 oz.
Wesley is again rocking the CPAP. He's now on a CPAP of 5 (coming down from 7). His oxygen needs have been consistently in the low 30's. He is still feisty as ever. Last night he managed to roll over from his side to his back and some how throw off the blanket that was swaddled in. Wesley's weight tonight was 6lbs. 5 oz.
Mark and I are extremely pleased with the headway the boys are making. We are trying not to get too far ahead of ourselves though. It always seems our sons take a step forward and two steps back. The boys still have some hurtles to jump over, but for today we are enjoying their progress. We are praying for more days like the last few, and hope that the boys can show the doctors how "big and strong" they really are.