Today began with a lot of anticipation and a bit of fear, well maybe more than a bit. Ciaran was to get another ultrasound today and it would tell us a lot about what is going on with him. He seems quite stable and happy with everything - eating, sleeping, and going potty. But we know that there are still some lingering issues that stem from that fateful Saturday. Unfortunately, at the end of the day we are left with no more information than we had when the day started. The ultrasound was performed but it was much later than usual and the results won't be known until tomorrow morning.
Shay had a big day today...they have been talking about removing him from the ventilation machine that has been helping him breathe until this point. Well, today it was removed and he was put on the "sipap" machine. This machine gives Shay a bit of pressure to keep his lungs open but does not breathe for him. He is breathing on his own!!!!! We are hoping he can keep it up as this means he will be using a lot more energy now. As this is the 2nd time he has tried this machine we are hoping he can make it through the night and from here on out. Go SHAY!
Thanks for continuing to keep Ciaran and Shay in your thoughts and prayers. We will report back tomorrow once we know more about the ultrasound, until then Liza and I will have our fingers and toes crossed.
Cris, Liza, Ciaran and Shay