Friday, November 7, 2008

Final Day of Steroids!

Believe it or not, Mikan woke up from a nap with this hair.

Mikan's had a pretty decent week. Next week we have another slew of doctors/therapy appointments. Today we gave Mikan what was supposed to be his final dose of steroids. Depending on if he gets sick or not over the next several weeks, or how his body handles the final wean, he may have to return to a small dose. But for right now, the doctor's order is to STOP! His 02 has been fluctuating between 1/2 liter and 1/4 liter. He is eating by spoon pretty decently as well.

Wednesday of this week, John and I spoke as the March of Dimes ambassador family at their annual Chef's Auction. We were asked to talk about our experience with having a premature baby. We also got a lot of free food from the best chefs in the area. One of the chefs approached us after our talk and said he had a similar experience with his grandchild in the hospital and insisted on dropping off dinner at our house one evening. We accepted :)

Next week we have an ENT appointment, first steps, and a phone conference with the pediatrician to discuss continued weaning of the ventilator as long as Mikan's respiratory status remains stable.


Hope said...

That's awesome that he's being weaned off steroids and (hopefully) the vent. He's doing so well and his parents rock!
What kind of steroids was he on?

His hair is adorable;) He's the cutest little guy and I want to kiss his chubby cheeks. lol

Annette said...

Congrats Mikan!! Another milestone! What's next?

I expect Mikan will be filling those cheeks with pureed turkey and yams soon. Early wishes for a joyful Thanksgiving...with parent-teacher conferences around the corner,there won't be time later.

Annette R.

Lindsey Corbin said...

That is great news!!! I still think about you all regularly and I'm glad to read that Mikan is doing better :) He is just taking plenty of time to observe the world around him so he is better prepared to explain his genius! Hope you are all doing well!

Aunt Deb said...

He is just too cute! Love the hair and cheeks. You are both amazing parents. He is a lucky baby.