So, Cohen is still a little mystery boy. The majority of his viral testing has come back negative so they no longer think it is a virus. They sent pictures of his back to Children's Hospital to their dermatologists to see if they had any suggestions. This is just such a rare thing in babies, especially in the NICU. The dermatologist was there while I was visiting tonight and they are checking for a few more things. They had to do another scraping of his bumps, poor little guy. But, he seems to be tolerating it all fairly well. He's a trooper that's for sure! He is still doing well otherwise. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors that they will be able to figure out what it is. Pray for strength for our little buddy that he will keep doing well and pray that whatever it is isn't in his lungs, spinal fluid, or blood.
He got a second picc line today because he is getting a number of medications that have to be run by themselves, so they all need a different line. Rather than give him a new IV every day they chose to give him another picc line. The little guy was pretty worn out today, he slept most of the day. I forgot to mention yesterday that he opened one of his eyes!! The other one still seems to be fused shut, but he definitely had the one eye open.
Here are a few more pictures from the other day when I got to hold him. I haven't taken many new ones lately because he has had so much going on. These are pictures that the nurse took. They are kind of blurry because she tried to turn the flash off so it wouldn't be in his face. He is wearing Gramma's wedding ring in the first picture.