Sunday, April 20, 2008


Mikan got another round of dexamethasone today. We are wondering if it will show up in his urine test of the Pie Olympics (Strawberry, Black Raspberry, Blueberry, Peach, and Apple) this summer. He is just under 17 inches long and right around 4 lbs. Both of these numbers are between the 10th and 25th percentiles. His rate on the vent was dropped from 25 bpm to 20 bpm and his oxygen requirements are in the upper 40's. These are signs of improvement.

One nurse thinks that Mikan's slow progress is the result of the ND jersey over his crib. I agree. If getting off the vent were the equivalent of winning a bowl game, then we're gonna be here awhile (please be offended, Jimmie Clausen and Charlie Weis). The nurses recommended a Bears or a Colts jersey.


Aunt Deb said...

Forget the Colts, how about the Broncos!!!

Mom Kartje said...

ND always comes out on top! Ben has a few comments for the nurse talking about ND. Ben wishes she would of said that on Saturday while he was there. I told Ben to relax that John was making a joke. Ben said "It's not funny!" Ben wants you to sing Mikan the ND fight song. We are so pleased to hear the progress. Love you all, Nina and Ben