Thank you for the support... it means so much to us! Owen is currently stable, but still not out of the woods. Over the next couple of days he really needs to be able to keep his oxygen level up without them helping him so much. They're giving him 100% and they can't do that for very long. He HAS made many small improvements here and there and it's looking like he is trying really hard to get over this first hurdle. They have brought in a genetic specialist who is going to run quite a few tests. He sees signs of Owen having a bone growth disorder of some sort. Kind of along the lines of dwarfism. (but not exactly) If this is the case, it accounts for why Owen was full-term and yet so small. This specialist may be able to answer many questions about Owen which is great. He has pretty much baffled the doctors and nurses... I tell them he gets his "diffcultness" from Dad's side of the family, of course.
Whether or not he does have a growth problem, right now it is imperative that his heart and lungs strengthen and he does more on his own.. that is the first priority. The doctors have been very negative, except for the lady we spoke with today. It is very disheartening at times, though I suppose they have to prepare you for the worst-case scenario. Everyone around us though (including many of the nurses who care for him around the clock) seems to have a good feeling about little Owen, and I think that despite everything that is working against him, he is going to find a way to pull through. Every prayer and little bit of positive energy means SO MUCH! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.... and yes, I am pumping milk for Owen.
There's plenty of it too so he had better shapen up soon so he can enjoy it!