We are having a WONDERFUL day!!! The swelling in finally subsiding. He is much more alert. He just is doing much better overall.
As I mentioned last night he was not keeping his O2 Saturations up. Around 9:00 we made the decision to switch from the oxygen mask blowing towards Alex's face to a nasal cannula. Immediately Alex's saturations were better. Between better oxygenation and the second dose of steroids, Alex has really turned the corner.
His pain is still pretty well controlled. We actually lowered his continuous drip of meds a little today. He was not happy, but we even got him to sit in a reclining chair for 45 minutes to help his lungs.
We did a stomach xray and depending on the results may be able to start feeds in the next few days.
Thanks for all the prayers and support.