It is hard to believe that we got here 36 hours ago. Levi is in stable condition in the special care unit of Akron General. It is actually run by Akron Children’s Hospital; so, he is technically a patient of theirs. It was about an hour before we heard any report. He is not free and clear yet, but things look good.
They were unable to get him to breathe. It took several minutes and they had to place him on oxygen (now he is breathing fine on his own). There are also a few other problems. He did not have a great deal of muscle tone, but that has gotten better; his jaw is underdeveloped (it kinda makes him look like he has an overbite), and they are worried about the movement in his eyes.
Tomorrow the neonatologist (I’m not sure if that’s how you spell it) will examine him and a neurologist. They said we will just take one day at a time. As of now, he will stay in the special care unit, but upon evaluation, they may move him to the campus of Akron Children’s or let him stay with us. The nurse said that Amy would most likely be discharged on Monday morning, but it looks like Levi could be here a little longer.
After our long wait, we were able to go see him, and he was actually able to nurse! God was very good in this. We are sitting in the room now ready to crash. We are in room #2422 and the phone # is 330-344-2724. We will continue to keep you updated as we know things, but as of now we are going to try and rest. Thank you for all you prayers, God was with us the entire time, and your prayers girded us. A special thanks to Beth Sidel who sat with us all night. She was a great encourager and prayer warrior. We love you.