Mitchell has a horrible diaper rash and today I was asking the nurse what else we could try. She suggested leaving off his diaper and putting him under a light to help. So after we started settling him down for the night, I couldn't stop chuckling at how funny he looks. He fell right asleep, typical boy... loves to be naked! (P.S. Jake made a playlist of classical musical for Mitchell on his IPod. This kid is SPOILED! and he deserves to be!)
Mitchell needed more support so they increased the pressure on his CPAP this morning, took him off steroids and took a chest x-ray. The x-ray showed a cloudy image and made the dr's suspect an infection so they started him on antibiotics. It was most likely just swelling from water retention. The blood work confirmed no sign of infection, so they will discontinue the antibiotics after the blood culture comes back.
They also did another echo this morning showing no improvements. They are thinking the next best option would be surgery to close his PDA. Although this will not cure him, it may improve his condition. This is sad because he will need to be transferred to another hospital, maybe over an hour away!!! and I thought 20 minutes was a rough commute.
I feel SO blessed to have so many people reaching out to us to comfort us in this time of need. We are so lucky to have family and friends like YOU reading this. Thank you so much!!!