Bodie had another great day! For I think the first time ever, his sats consistently stayed in the 80's all day! Clearly the combination of the new shunt and the pacemaker really works for him! Praise God!!! They were actually going to extubate him today, but he was breathing a little too fast, so they decided to wait and let him rest overnight and then plan to extubate tomorrow. Given that it took him 10 days to get off the vent after his first surgery, it is nothing short of a miracle that they're already taking about extubating him the day after his second surgery! It seems a little surreal, to be honest. :-) But Bodie is really doing well and looks so good.
Prayer requests for tonight and tomorrow:
1. First, please just praise God for answering all of your prayer requests during this past week and healing Bodie so quickly! We worship an awesome God indeed.
2. Please pray that his breathing slows down so that he's able to be extubated tomorrow.
3. Please pray that they're able to take out his remaining chest tubes tomorrow (they already took 1 out - he still has 2 remaining) - they're pretty painful from what I understand, so I know he'll be MUCH more comfortable once they take them out.
4. Please pray that they restart his feeds soon and that he tolerates them so that he's back up to full feeds soon. He's lost a lot of weight since he hasn't eaten in over a week at this point - pray that we can start fattening him up again really really soon!