For those of you who watch "So You Think You Can Dance," the reference is clear. Of whom am I speaking? Why, that would be Rafael James Carlos Escobar, of course!
We saw the most exciting X-ray to date, one that showed almost complete lung development on the right side and...drum roll please...partial lung development on the left side!
That's right, our little one has lung on the side of his body where all of his organs had squished up and stunted its development, and it's almost fully caught up with its partner. Understand that there's a lot to be determined, in terms of functionality, air flow, etc., but since he's only eight days old, we think it's hella good progress. He's also got 5 CCs of breath entering his lungs, which puts him about halfway toward the big ECMO wean conversation. We were, and are, over the moon...
We were particularly excited to share this news with our dear friend, Auntie Andrea, who came from NYC by way of Portland, Maine, to see us for the next couple of days. We are so thrilled to have her infectious smile, positive outlook, and rah-rah sensibility near us, it makes the next 48 hours a little brighter. Thanks, Ms. Kassar, for being a friend.