I may as well just stop the post there. But I will give a brief update on how things are going. Max has been doing pretty well. His oxygen is up a little bit, 40-45% usually. His secretions are also up a bit (the junk you an I would cough up, but Max can't because of the trach), which can be nothing, or it could be an indication that he is getting sick. We really hope that is not the case. They have made a couple of changes in the right direction on Max's ventilator, which could be why his oxygen is up a bit. The dos have talked about ordering a home vent for Max (the ventilator that we will take home with us), which is a really good sign. That might be the first tangible indication that Max will one day come and hang out here with the rest of us. We can't wait.
Wes is still being himself. The retching/reflux is maybe a little better since the last post, but certainly not gone. We have been feeding Wes over an hour (instead of a drip feed), and it does not seem like his reflux is any worse, so that is nice. He continues to keep his parents very busy, and we love it to pieces.
I hope you have all had a chance to check out Abi and Dave Lamar's blog. They have had a VERY up and down couple of days, but the key is that she is still pregnant. She is 24 weeks 5 days today, which is the same as Kate was the day our boys were born. We pray for many more days and weeks for the twinners.
Here are a few more pics:
Needless to say, Wes was not quite as happy about the face paint and warm fuzzy coat with adorable little bear ears on it.