Just a brief update on Joseph …

Yesterday, the doctors were able to bring his oxygen percentage down to 21% (the amount our regular air is at). He started at 50%, so this was a HUGE improvement. They also brought the flow level down from 5 to 4 and then 3 …
This morning, Greg informed me that they are going to try and take him off of it all together, to see how he does! They may have to put him back on it, but at least they think he is doing well enough to try. He has to be off of oxygen for 24 hours before they will consider discharging him.
Joseph isn’t out of the woods yet, but he is making vast improvements! Thanks be to God.
After three long days, I took last night off, so to speak, and stayed at home while Greg stayed with Joseph … It has been very strange being at home without him. I feel torn between two places. When I’m at the hospital, I worry about how the kids are. When I’m here, I worry about Joseph.
But last night I just needed to be home with my other children. They are doing well but it is wearing on them, too … Having only me or Greg here at any given time. Missing Joseph … Probably not fully understanding why he is there. Thank God my mom is here, too, to be a constant for them.
It’s hard on us, too, as you can imagine. It’s like I only see my husband at the changing of the guards, to relieve the other person!
But God is good. He is showing us that. I don’t think I will even realize how much until after I am able to process it all.
Thank you for your continued prayers.
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9 thoughts on “Update

  1. (((hugs))) to you. Hang in there and so glad to hear your mother is there to help.

    wish I were closer I would bring a meal.

    Get better little baby. Your family loves you!

  2. A hospitalized baby is so hard on a family! Just remember that you can't be everywhere at once. Your big kids will be fine and they'll learn that this is what families and mom and dads do. You're teaching them valuable lessons whether you know it or not.

    Will keep praying for him to get well quickly!

  3. Oh thanks so much for the update Sarah and praising God with you all. I thought about and prayed for him (and you) all weekend and hoped that things would improve. Prayers continue for you all during the hardship 🙂

  4. Sarah! I am so behind on my blog reading that I missed this. We will be including you all in our family prayers. I know how hard it can be to have a baby in the hospital. Many many many hugs to you all.

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