Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday




So Mikan's home health care for the thirty days after his discharge will be split between 2 agencies- one located in Valpo and another in Merrillville. The doctors have discussed the possibility of sending Mikan home on a continuous feed pump that would slowly pump milk through Mikan's feeding tube at a certain rate during the night. The amound of food he gets during the night would depend on how much he is able to take orally by day. This would allow him to sleep during the night if he wanted and eventually learn to eat more during the day. They are also considering splitting his steroid dose in half, administering half in the morning and half in the evening. Hopefully this will make his mornings a little easier. One doctor suggested that Mikan may be metabolizing his dose faster because he is getting bigger (He's 8lbs 12oz by the way). So it's still looking like we have some loose ends to tie up here. He probably won't be home this week, but maybe the end of next week.

2 comments:

Joseph J said...

Great pictures! I really miss you guys and appreciate your effort in keeping up with the blog.

Lindsey Corbin said...

He is getting so big!!!! What a good looking family. I'm glad to hear the end is in sight. I think about you all each day and hope you are doing well. I love the pictures, keep them coming :)