Well, the steroids worked wonders and Eric has been on nasal CPAP since Tuesday at 2:00pm. NO MORE VENTILATOR!!! Hopefully he is able to maintain this change. He is doing really great with it. The only concern now is his heart rate which seems to be staying a little high. They are monitoring that but aren't overly concerned with it at this time. He is even being a little smartie pants and will take his CPAP out and breathe just fine on his own. Troy and I got to hear Eric cry for the first time, since the vent tube is out of his throat. I told the nurses I may be back in 6 months to make that crying stop!!! Ha Ha, yeah right, it is music to my ears!! Eric has also gained more weight and is up to 2 lbs. 10 oz.
Thank you again for your words of encouragement and prayers. Everyones prayers are definately being answered.