Sunday, June 8, 2008

Mikan was more successful with breast feeding and bottle feeding today. He finished a full 60 cc's (about 2 ounces) tonight. His CO2 levels were not good enough to wean any respirator support this morning. He is in about 37% oxygen with the daily dexamethasone dose of about 0.1 mg per kg.
Jenna and I attended a NICU parent meeting where we were asked to start to think of ways that NICU parents from Memorial Hospital in South Bend could give feedback to the unit in order to help them improve the care they provide along with support for other parents. It was interesting to hear two stories from people who are about 2 or 3 years removed from the NICU experience.
Mikan is now the oldest baby in the NICU. He looks like a little Buddha.

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