Friday, October 3, 2008

Back in the NICU

Scott was able to move back to the Intensive Care Nursery yesterday afternoon. The nurses and doctors will focus on getting him more stable and "fattening him up" as they say in the NICU. They were able to remove his chest tube this morning that he had from the surgery on Monday and I think he will be more comfortable now. His blood cultures (from the infection) since Sept. 30th have been negative so we are hoping that will continue over the next few days. His breathing today was faster than it had been yesterday but the doctors aren't too worried yet. I guess the breathing can be variable for a couple of days after extabation plus his lungs looked a bit wet from the morning x-ray. He's still tolerating the breast milk quite well so they are continuing to up in his feeding amounts. They are still feeding him directly through a tube in his mouth but hopefully soon they can start getting him used to a nipple from a bottle and then from the breast. The occupational therapist says he has a good suck but the eating process is going to take some time. Everything in baby steps...
-Mindy

3 comments:

Greg said...

Great news. Glad to hear that Scott is doing so well after so much "messin" with his little bod. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Lots of love, Greg, Shannon, Hayden and Cole.

Kristin said...

Sounds like things are progressing in the right direction. That's great news. You are in our thoughts and prayers everyday. Much love, Kristin, Toby and Dylan.

Miho said...

Great news! We're so glad to hear that Scott is back in the NICU. One more big hurdle jumped!

We are thinking of you all often, sending good thoughts your way!

Miho, Adam and Takuma