He had good breath sounds today and some air on his X-ray. They gave him a new ET tube today so he had two X-rays today, at around 4am and 4pm. The one from the am had a little air and the one from 4pm had even more air. Keep praying for him! We need lots of air in those lungs and we need them to work! Our sweet nurse practitioner took some pictures of Levi for us without his tube when they were changing it out.
His cheeks are red from the tape that has been holding the tube in place
Look at that sweet face! He is just perfect!
So we still need those lungs to open up more and start working. We need the bleeding that he has going on to stop. We need to get his flow down and his gas sweep (these are two of the settings on the ECMO pump). Really, we just need God to heal him and perform a miracle. There is no doubt about it, it has to be all God at this point and just an amazing miracle. We talked to Levi a lot today and sang and read to him. I love him so much. I keep reminding him that we are not giving up and that we need him to keep fighting and stay strong. We just try to encourage him every day and tell him how much we love him. We are praying that he feels really good tomorrow and that his sats go back up tonight and stay up. We are praying that he gets those lungs working and is strong enough to come off ECMO very soon!