**Update from Brian**
Bethany and James are staying in the hospital tonight and both doing well, while Sophia and I will sleep at home. I wanted to comment on the blog to thank you all for your prayers and support. While I have always wanted to leave Bethany's blog to her sole care, in this one instance it just felt right that all your support should be known and seen, even as she is next able to view her site or blog - so I've gone in and moderated to let all your supportive comments be displayed.
Thank you all for your prayers and warm wishes for our little man. We have a quick update on James' health: Last night, his breathing had not improved, so we went to the ER at the hospital near us. After some monitoring, we were transferred to Seattle Children's for more monitoring and tests. He had some cultures taken, which will be watched carefully over the next 5 days. If nothing grows in the first 48 hours (which will take us to about 6 AM PST on the 29th), he will be released to come home. If something does grow, he will be treated for infection at Children's for a week to 10 days, depending on the type of infection.
He is thriving very well, just continuing to breathe fast, and he's sleeping a lot. He has now been moved from the NICU to a "normal" room where Brian and Sophia and I can be with him round the clock. As much as we would rather have him healthy and at home with us, I told Brian while we were eating french toast in the cafeteria this morning, "I must be the luckiest mom in this hospital right now." The "worst case scenario" of heart disease has pretty much been ruled out, and everything else that could be going on is quite treatable. We are still a bit nervous--and VERY tired--but blessed.
We covet your continued prayers and thank you all so much for your support!
Now I'm off back to Children's to be with my little boy. We're praying that his breathing has slowed enough that there is no longer a fear of milk aspiration, which will mean I'll be allowed to breastfeed him again. Can't promise quick updates at this point, but I will keep you all informed as possible.