Saturday, March 8, 2008

Saturday

So far Baby Mikan looks good. He is still on the ventilator, but breathing room air and often breathing on his own in addition to what the vent gives him. He is still using a jaundice light, and his sodium is still a little high. Today his blood pressure was a little low, but nothing the nurses were concerned about. He did lose another 10 grams. Right now he weighs about 1 lb 8 oz. He is still tolerating his feedings.

Mikan loves Kangarooing. His vitals seem to be at their best when one of us is holding him. He gets irritated when he has to return to his incubator.

I got released from the hospital today. Tonight we are staying at a Parent Room in the NICU. We are going to try and stay at Ronald McDonald House as often as possible. When there isn't room anywhere in the hospital, we will have to travel back home, something we don't want to do at this point. We went home for the first time late this afternoon to repack bags and dump all of our old stuff from the hospital rooms. It killed me being away for only a few hours.

Nikole, Annette, Gil, and JT visited us today. We all agree that JT could eat Mikan if he wanted to. I think he's about 10 Mikans in one. But boy is he cute! It was nice to visit with them, and they helped us move out of the hospital.

Thanks for everyone's support during this time. Right now we will continue to take each day one at a time.

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