Charlie is one month old today and has accomplished his next big step. He is now breathing on his own without a ventilator. He is getting a little support from the vapotherm. This can give him oxygen, but he is pretty much at room air still. Its main purpose for now is to push pressure up into his nose that helps his lungs inflate a little easier. He is taking to it very well and his numbers have been great all day. He has been a little fussy, but we think it is really because he is a little traumatized by the events of the day. He is super cute though! P.S. We think his eyes might be turning blue, but we will have to wait and see!
Charlie's new girlfriend finally arrived last night. Baby K is his CDH partner in crime and she is beautiful. All the nurses approve of their courtship! She is holding her own and seems to be doing pretty well. We talked to her mom and dad and they seem pretty overwhelmed, but it is hard not to be. Unfortunately they are not even from this area, so their journey will be a bit more challenging in that respect. Please keep them in your prayers.