It finally looks as though things are turning around for Graham.
Throughout yesterday, lab results were coming back looking better and better.
Tonight he'll start receiving nutrition through his central line which will help him build back some of his strength.
Also, he is peeing! It hasn't helped with the swelling too much at this point, but we are happy it's finally happening.
He is still on the breathing machine, but they are starting to ween him because he is not needing as much help taking breaths.
They are still doing two dressing changes a day and keeping a close eye on how the omphalocele is healing. To our untrained eye, it looks pretty nasty, but the doctors say it is healing well.
No report back on the bacteria or viral cultures taken, so Graham still has us and his doctors a little puzzled as to what exactly he caught. We're hoping with time we'll know, but have been informed that sometimes it remains a mystery. As long as he gets better, that is what matters right now.
Time is what is needed now for our little guy to start to recover. We feel the worst is over, but we've been warned there could be some down ticks still in the future. It's such a relief though to start getting more and more good news.
You would all just be amazed at how much of a little fighter Graham is. Everyday, I just look at him and can't believe what he's been through and how he must be feeling, yet he's still kickin'.
On our end, we are anxiously waiting for those sweet little eyes to open up and look at us the way they used to. I also haven't held my baby since Saturday, so I'm itching to get him in my arms again.