It's amazing the changes that can happen from day to day within the ICU. Benjamin seems to be doing much better than he was yesterday. He still isn't as good as he was 3 days ago but there isn't the hopeless feeling that we had yesterday. His O2 is still set at 60% but he is satting much better. They have given him a lot of lasix infusions to dry him out and now that is working too well. So they have cut back a bit since they also don't want to stress out his kidneys if they don't have to. They are also changing his feeds to make them more concentrated so that he will get less fluid that way too. They have also found out that he has a strep infection in his bloodstream so he is being treated with antibiotics for this. This is not good news but it may explain why he went downhill so much in the last couple days.
We feel much more at peace today as he is doing much better than yesterday. But at the same time we know that there will be more steps backward in the future. The emotional rollercoaster is really hard on us as one day we may get bad news and the next, good news. Thanks for all your prayers for all of us.