Saturday, February 28, 2009
Mikan's bloody secretions stopped sometime on Wednesday. When we got home on Tuesday, Mikan slept from 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Wed. When he woke up, he was his adorable self again. Here is a picture and video to prove it. Gam Gam stayed with us this week and spent some quality time with Mikan.
His g-tube looks GREAT. So far he has NO granulation tissue around it, and it isn't causing him too much pain. We are still wrapping it in coarse gauze, but the drainage is pretty minimal. The hope is that skin will grow over any tissue that does appear and everything will heal.
We're still doing pretty well with trials off the vent. Mikan seems to always have mild retractions, sometimes increasing in severity proportionally with his length of time off the vent, but his sats stay up, so this is something that he may always do. We'll have to discuss this with the pulmonologist in a few weeks.
Mikan LOVES Peek-a-boo and putting any kind of blanket over his face. Sometimes I'll think he is taking a nap, but when I gently lift the blanket, I see his blue eyes as wide as giant gumballs staring at the inside of the cloth while he's lying perfectly still. It's fun to watch him try to figure out the world. Shadows are another current fascination.
Posted by John and Jenna Gensic at 7:44 PM