Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Winter Outing

On the way home from Great Grandma and Grandpa's house this weekend we stopped by Cabella's and the Bass Pro Shop. John insisted it was some sort of rite of passage for Mikan. With the exception of doctor's office visits, this was the first (and possibly only) winter public outing for Mikan. He enjoyed all of the animals and did the dog sign and barked at anything with fur. Mikan also had a few cousins visit this past weekend. He loves being around other kids.

His cold-like symptoms have diminished. A few days ago he was still digging in his ears, but we haven't noticed it in awhile. He slept with his PMV on all night last night for the second time ever and rested well. A night without suctioning was enjoyed by everyone. He still tolerates his trach cap during the day, so we hope this means a good scope result.

And unfortunately the sipping from the straw has been halted. He dropped the cup on the ground and it cracked. I haven't been able to find a replacement for it yet. He refused to drink anything except Pediasure from it (and even then it was only a few sips each feeding). I tried to give him another cup with a rounded straw, but he won't touch it.


Michelle and Sean said...

Yay!! I'm so happy for you guys! That is great that he slept with his PM valve on all night and he is back to being capped during the day!! That is awesome! We are so happy he is feeling better! We are praying things stay good for you guys so he can maybe get his trach out!

DevonLeah said...

the pmv news is soooo good!!! He looks like such a big boy in these pics. Hope ya find a cup!! I get it...we have one bottle here and I have the nipple hole cut to the perfect size lol Picky picky arent they? ;)

Hope said...

I had to laugh when I read he signed dog and barked at all the furry animals. How adorable is that. I think (and pray!) his next scope will be GREAT news!!

Alicia said...

I am glad he is feeling better. And capping during the day and PMV at night? That is huge!!

Bass Pro Shop is Da Bomb!! Or so I've been told, Ha!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is Marissa's fave book right now. She got it from her cousins for Christmas and we have to read it every day before nap and every night before bed. Classic!