I love Ben's baby legs. The nurses get a kick out of them too. Look how skinny those legs are. Cute Ben. Today they added a second antibiotic for double coverage until his sensitivities come back. His x-ray from yesterday looked just a smidge better than the first day so the rate on the vent seems to help keep his lung a little more open. Because he has his PICC line in and he's stable, we are thinking Monday might be the day to go home. :) This would make our shortest PICU stay in over two years. Hurray for that. Makes me so thankful to walk out of this place once again as I know some are not as fortunate. Two doors down lies a little 1yr. old down syndrom boy named Gabe. He was just diagnosed with Leukemia. He already has pulmonary hypotension and is vent dependent. After his third round of chemo he became really, really sick. Wednesday I visited him as he played with a little toy. Even as sick as he was...he was his happy, amazing self. He was working so hard to breathe despite the pneumonia growing in his body. The vent wasn't enough to support his efforts and so they now have him sedated, on an oscillator vent, he's got 13 pumps surrounding his little bed for sedation, antibiotics, TPN, blood pressure meds and fluid. Because he has no immune system his body's temp continues to hover around 105. They now have him on a cooling blanket because his body isn't absorbing the tyelnol anymore. Please pray that his little body will start to make the white blood cells that he so desperately needs and that his body can start to fight the infection raging within. Life is so fragile.