Friday, July 11, 2008

Update

The two overnights with Mikan went pretty well. He has also been without the feeding tube for about 2 days. We still need to see if he gains the weight that he should. His MRI came back normal. He does not have any signs of cerebral palsy. During the overnights, we were able to work out some things with the monitors and his suctioning that will make life a lot more comfortable at home. For example, the monitors would start beeping if Mikan was doing really well, showing that he could use less oxygen. However, our doctor has told us that it is not really that important that we turn down his oxygen every time we can. It is okay for Mikan to not be weaned on his support in the middle of the night, if it means Jenna and I get much better rest.

He could sleep about 6-7 hours during the night if we didn't have to wake him to feed. He needs (according to his doctor, determined by Mikan's weight) to be taking 15 ounces of 27 calories per ounce breast milk/formula mix each day.

1 comment:

Aunt Deb said...

I am so happy that things went well on your slumber party!! Good luck with that 6-7 hour thing!!!!