Thursday, June 5, 2008

3 months old today

Mikan's peep was dropped to 6 today because of good blood gases. He is still on a rate of 15 and about 50-55% oxygen. He ate 40 of 55 ccs today during his bottle feeding. Mikan had another follow-up eye exam. The doctor said he saw some regression, which was good. He is pretty confident that the surgery was successful and he is only going to visit Mikan every 2 weeks now. Thank God because Mikan HATES the eye doctor.

We have been successfully completing trach care together in the evenings. We've decided we need to have a trach care routine where we choose a song that we play and sing with Mikan to distract him while we change his trach ties and wash his neck. Anyone have any suggestions?

3 comments:

awesome aunt annette said...

American Pie is always a good one because it last long and words can be easily changed.

Tonya said...

I suggest "The Wheels on the Bus"- good distracting song!

Biggest FAN (favorite aunt Nikole said...

This post is from Grandma Gensic:
(she is using FAN because she can't figure how to blog like Aunt Jo can-but she's trying)

HAVE YOU EVER EVER EVER IN YOUR LONG LEGGED LIFE SEEN A LONG LEGGED SAILOR & HIS LONG LEGGED WIFE???

NO I NEVER NEVER NEVER IN MY LONG LEGGED LIFE SEEN A lONG LEGGED SAILOR & HIS LONG LEGGED WIFE..... YOU GET THE DRIFT

I DON"T KNOW IF THIS WILL ASSIST MIKAN IN ANY WAY BUT I' HAVE ENJOYED SINGING IT.
I HAVE ENJOYED IT AT TIMES WHILE DOWNING A FEW ......

LOVE, GRANDMA GENSIC