During the last few days Jack got a new chest tube, a new arterial line, and had some of his medications changed. His head and belly are measuring a centimeter less than they did on Wednesday so we are encouraged by that. Everyone in the PICU had a hard night. Over the last few weeks we have become friends with a Mexican family whose little boy is next door. Last night they had to send him home to heaven. It was nice to be able to talk with them and be strengthened by their faith in the plan of our Heavenly Father. We pray for them.
Jack's kidney function continues to slowly improve and they are weaning him off the nitric oxide. We will see if the pulmonary hypertension is better. Jack weighs 9 lbs 6 oz, without all of the fluid he would weigh about 6 lbs 8 oz. You can imagine what your child may look like if he or she had almost 3 lbs of water weight. Hence the lack of pictures on our blog. GO UTES!