There is no real news to report. Benjamin is doing about the same which is expected. This morning they had to adjust the canulae in his neck from the ECMO. It was sitting too close to his heart wall and causing chatter on the ECMO. Chatter is when the flows on the ECMO aren't as good as they should be so the hoses start bouncing a bit. The surgeon came in and adjusted it and now there is less chatter and the flows are better. The reason there is no change in his condition is that they usually let the lungs rest for at least 3-5 days and then start challenging him by turning down the levels on the ECMO and seeing what Benjamin's lungs can do.
He's been quite responsive to us visiting him often opening his eyes and looking straight at us. Yesterday his heart rate & blood pressure jumped when we came in. An RT (respiratory therapist) came running and the nurse assigned to the ECMO told him that he was just excited to see/hear us. It was very neat in a way, and in another way we felt a bit bad that he got too excited. But we are happy to see this because we know that our little boy is still in there somewhere even though he is heavily sedated and just lays there.