Hey everyone! Thanks for all the thoughts and well wishes. Things are going ok here. I'm doing much better then I expected of myself. I'm up walking around and even going to the bathroom by myself. By this point after my section with the girls I hadn't even been allowed out of bed yet.
Jeremiah is still in the special care nursery. (Level 2 - between the normal nursery and the NICU....this hospital doesn't have anything higher then a level 2). I'm waiting now for the neonatologist to come and talk to me, but from what I've been told is that he's improving, but they still don't know whats causing the breathing issues. So far all the tests for any infections have been negative, so thats great news!! They think it might respiratory distress or wet lung syndrome. If its respiratory distress he could have to stay in the special care nursery at least 3-4 more days. If its wet lung syndrome, the it usually clears up within 24-48 hours after birth. Apparently white males are more likely to have breathing issues, as are large babies. Jeremiah was 9 pounds, so he falls under both of those categories. We're hoping and praying that it is wet lung syndrome, and that it will clear up soon and he can be released to be with us. He looks like such a giant in that nursery next to babies that are 2, 3, 4 pounds. They have just now allowed him to start eating, but they're not letting me put him to the breast yet (in fact I still can't even just hold him) but I'm pumping and hopefully my milk will come in soon so that he can get some of that.
I hope all is well for all of you. Take care!