We had a few changes today--we moved Dakin's pressure support and PEEP settings down on his ventilator. I couldn't tell you what the pressure support does, but the PEEP helps keep his lungs open when he breathes out. Moving them down is good--it's a movement toward possible vent weanings and coming off the vent for a little bit (what? dare we hope??).
He did well with it today--didn't seem lethargic or crabby. Tonight, however, he is not keeping his oxygen saturation up at the beautiful 98-100% where he usually is--he's sitting 96-ish. So I'm running a Xopenex treatment in the hopes of bringing his sats up. We'll have to see. It usually takes him a few days to adjust.
He is doing better with eating (I'm not sure if I blogged about the hunger strike that he's had going on: he decided it was way more fun to spit his food out than to swallow it), and by better I mean that he's at least taking solids again. We had pulled them and let him concentrate on the liquids since he gets his caloric necessities from his milk. But he happily--and without a fight--ate a cup of pudding for dinner. Hurrah. I'm tired.