Friday 8/11/06. Noah is still in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children's Hospital this evening. He returned good oxygenation levels after they tried a different breathing apparatus to assist his breathing, a C-pap and a non-rebreather combination. Please pray his lungs will continue to grow stronger and expel the CO2 . They also have placed a central line which will allow for easy access blood draws and tests, as well as necessary medications.
We are thankful the little guy won' t have to be poked for every test now. Please pray against infection. There are a lot of germs in hospitals, as you might imagine. Noah's feedings are going well via the feeding tube although he misses mommy time, so Adrienne is talking, soothing, touching and cuddling him constantly. Please pray Noah will begin to gain weight. They are on contact isolation precautions in his ICU room, which means masks and gowns are worn in and out of the room to protect Noah's immune system against infection. Pray for continued sleep for Noah so he can grow stronger.
Adrienne's parents arrive tonight and so we can pray for God's healing sleep for everyone in the family!
Thank you so much for your precious prayers. We thank God for his blessing and presence in our lives.
Yours, Ade's friend Rachel