Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Feed & Grow
We're pretty much in "feed and grow" mode right now so there's not much to say.
Tyler has not yet finished an entire bottle during a feed, but continues to drink from a full-flow bottle. This is good and shows progress because he takes a little more milk each time. His sats weren't great today but I think it's partially because his cannula needed to be changed, which happened later this afternoon. Hopefully tonight he'll relax and begin to breathe better. The only thing keeping him in the NICU now is eating (he needs to bottle feed every time) and his oxygen requirements (he's still de-satting too much).
Here is daddy's hand on Tyler's head as he's settling down for the night. Goodnight little buddy!
Parker's surgery is still unknown because the surgeon's schedule hasn't determined whether he'll go in Friday or wait until early next week. Tomorrow we should know more.
Parker's eating has improved and he is now bottle feeding around 80% of all meals. Because he has not started "feeding on demand", when he's tired and doesn't finish all of his milk, the remaining is gavaged (put through the feeding tube). As long as he needs gavage feeds, he'll stay in the NICU.
Overall, good uneventful day with good snuggles from both boys!