Ethan is 3 months old today and we are very happy to see him healing. The past 48 hour have been all around medically successful. Ethan was using so much of his energy and calories to breath that it was severely hindering his ability to heal and grow. Ethan’s wounds are now healing at an astonishing rate. The Stanford team and The University of Minnesota EB Specialists have been in contact with each other and are now for the first time sharing EB protocols and data in the best interest of Ethan’s care. The Stanford team has adopted new methods of securing the breathing tube from burn victim protocols and the tube has been successfully secured. The right balance for pain medications and muscle relaxers have been establish to keep Ethan stable. It has been difficult to secure a central line (an artificial vein that enters from the leg or arm, directing fluids as close to the heart as possible), but the Stanford team was able to successfully place one yesterday and thankfully, correctly secured the line to his muscle. The last one moved out a couple of centimeters and when the line is not central the adequate amount of fluids can not be pushed through the line for Ethan’s Nutrition and Medication. If the line moves in, the bacteria is introduced into the blood stream at the pick line site, most likely causing another infection. The way that the pick line and breathing tube have been positioned and secured are incredible accomplishments by the combined efforts of the Doctors on site, Radiology and ENT teams. The Spinal Tap procedure also went well. Ethan’s test results for meningitis and infection are still negative. They also tested his immune system and found that he had adequate levels and was not immunoglobulin deficient.