Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Trying Not to Get Too Excited

I don't want to jinx things by saying things are looking good. But things are looking good (for the moment..)

And as for speaking to the higher ups, we called in the head of neonatology at the hospital and had him explain everything to us, they also put in the notes that they are to call us for any major changes with anything. And so far so good, they have been calling and making sure we're being kept aware of everything. I must say C and I are feeling much better about things, and baby has had a wonderful day. I can't say if tomorrow will be good or bad, but today he was mommy's little warrior.

They switched him to ad lib demand as per our request even though numerous nurses said he wasn't ready. We spoke to the head neonatologist as I mentioned and he overrode them and Skyler proved he was up to the challenge. He took every feed by bottle with no desats, and no gavage at all. He needs to have 3 more perfect days, and well then we could be shown the door.. but I'm not going to count on it. If he has even one little desat the 3 day count starts all over from the beginning.

So I am happy, but guarded happy.. He certainly has come a long way, and as long as he keeps chugging right along..

3 comments:

Never Clever said...

I am so proud of you! I am elated to hear about Sky's feedings tonight. That is wonderful that you suggested the ad lib feedings. You rock, Mama!!

[[[HUGS]]]

Keep us posted.

She said...

Great news all around!

Amy said...

Whoohoo for progress! He'll be home soon, and then we can see more lovely pics of him!...right?