Saturday, May 31, 2008


Mikan the day before trach surgery, on CPAP.

Mikan the night before trach surgery, during a bath.

Mikan practicing "the look."

Mikan with his new trach attached to the vent.

Mikan is down to a rate of 10 breaths per minute on his ventilator after another set of good gases. He is being fed 10 ccs of milk every 3 hours through a feeding tube in his nose. He was more alert today. We watched some "trach care" today, which Mikan appears to dislike. We are learning how to clean around the trach tube and suction him out. So far we haven't held him yet, but we may be able to tomorrow.


Annette Morlan said...

Mikan is so adorable, I like seeing his manly chest and awesome fat rolls. I can't wait for him to get rid of the feeding tube. If he keeps putting weight on like a champ, maybe someday he will be able to give JT a run for his money. Keep up the good work.

Mom Kartje said...

I guess we can safely put away the preemie clothes! Alexa thinks Mikan is looking like a football player. Can't wait to see his little face all the time! Love to all....Nina

Mary Ann said...

He is so adorable. I knew he was cute but now that I can see his entire face, can't quite decide who he resembles more.
See you real soon.