Not much to report, it's a good thing mommy's blogging tonight! Same cannula, same pressures, same oxygen levels, same 'ol, same 'ol! Not bad, it beats a step back for sure.
Parky was a bit cranky today, but once we had a good hold and patted out some gas, he was much better! In fact, he's actually doing very well on the cannula with only needing around 25-30% oxygen on 4 liters pressure. With oxygen and pressure needs like that, he'll be on low flow cannula in no time! As soon as that happens we start moving toward feeding. I heard it sometimes takes weeks for babies, especially those who've been on oxygen for a while, to learn how to "nipple". And some babies who've been intubated a long time (Parker) can have issues swallowing. So the sooner we can get Parky on board, the sooner he can have hernia surgery and then come home! It's all so connected!
Tyler went up to 5 liters on his cannula yesterday because he seemed to be struggling too much with 4 liters of pressure. Today he was on the same with his respiration periodically ringing high and oxygen in the mid to high 30's. The doctors said they'll consider putting him back on CPAP if his oxygen requirements increase into the 50's. I think Tyler is being a considerate brother and realizes that if he does too well, then he could come home before Parker, and he doesn't want that!
Overall it was a good day with my little lovies!