|My Cup Runneth Over!|
Many have asked if Jacob was ever baptized. He was at UW shortly after being born. Sadly, I could not be there but Andy was. The lasting reminder I had was that Jacob smelling of the holy oils for a couple of weeks because he wasn't getting bathed at the time. It was like his own personal holy cologne reminding us that God's hand was on Jacob. I think that smell will always take me to a different place than most people. The priest didn't give a cut and dry version. He went through the whole ceremony which was strange considering Jacob's condition at the time. It was comforting to Andy that the nurses participated in the ceremony and someone (Andy thinks it was PJ, one of the transport nurses) kept there hand on Andy's shoulder the entire time.
Jacob has been doing so well. He was off his oxygen for a week but had to be put back on because he lost weight that week and the doctors are concerned it is because he is burning too many calories while working harder to breathe. The pulmonologist disagreed but Jacob does have an easier time eating when he's on the oxygen so I'm fine with him back on. (For Easter he was able to take a little break though.)
Today was his first day off the Sildenafil for pulmonary hypertension. If he continues to gain weight, we will take him off oxygen during the day only for about two weeks then do an oximetry study overnight to make sure he is oxygenating well enough during his sleep. If the results are favorable, he will then be taken off oxygen all together.
On Friday, Jacob will have a CAT scan of right lung and a bronchoscopy as well. These will be done under sedation. That's the part I am thankful for but also nervous about. Please keep Jacob in you prayers. I worry about him being scared and in pain. He has terrible separation anxiety as it is and I hate to think of him uncomfortable and feeling abandoned. We will also see his surgeon after the studies so hopefully we will have a better idea of what is going on before the weekend.