Friday, March 30, 2012
I asked him, "What did you have for dinner tonight?". He answered, "Lulu's house". I asked, "What did you eat?". He answered, "Spaghetti with covered cheese". (this means spaghetti covered in cheese)
Not all that interesting a conversation, but I have a feeling it is the beginning of something. He is about to start pre-school so I am curious how much he will come home and tell me about.
Maybe it is the warmer weather? Or him deciding to be more efficient with his time? (if he is stuck in the stroller might as well use the time wisely...)
Monday, March 26, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Cooper came to visit again:
And... The unsung hero of the last week has been Grandma. I called her a week ago and said "I need my mommy!". She arrived the following day and has been doing the day shift all week. I am not sure what we would have done without her!!
He ate and slept very well last night. The last thing is the oxygen.
We have just turned it off and will see how he does today. The doc still hears a bit of wheezing in his chest, but she said that can last for awhile and does not need to clear completely before we go.
Tomorrow?? Home, tomorrow? Please!!!!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
The big news however is his eating! Without the feeding tube! He has been doing very well, taking down 80-100ml every 3 hours. That is about what you would expect of a totally healthy baby his size. Yeah!
We still have a bit to go as he is still working too hard to breathe and eat. His chest is still drawing in too much when he breathes and his heart rate is going up too high when he eats. However, he is definitely getting better. I am still optimistic about a Monday or Tuesday discharge.
Here he is chilling in his bouncy chair, without the feeding tube.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Reagan has had some ups and downs the last few days, but he is definitely getting better. The doctor is hearing less "crackling" sounds in his chest, he is having more of his feeds from the bottle, and is eating more every feed - we are up to 60ml every 2 hours.
However, thinking we would be out of here on Friday was overly optimistic. It is looking more like early next week.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
We have also increased his feeds from 40ml every two hours to 50ml and he still seems hungry! We will continue to increase feed size and time between feeds until he gets to about 90ml every 3 hours.
My guess at this point is that we will be going home on Friday.
We called our insurance company and after a short ambulance ride we are now in a private room at a private hospital down the road.
And they have room service that will deliver me coke with ice!!
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
No one is making any predictions about when we might be going home, but it is looking like Tues/Wed at the earliest.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
He came in the room to see his brother, and when we were leaving he said "Come on, Reagan". :)
(Yes, he picked out his own shoes... And it was after bath time, hence the pajamas!)
Friday, March 9, 2012
He is still on oxygen, they tried to lower the level but his O2 saturation went down so they raised it back up.
He continues to get feeds every 2 hours. We had minor success with the bottle today but most of his feeds have been through the tube. This is mostly because he has been peacefully sleeping at the 2 hour mark and no one wants to wake a sleeping baby, especially a sick one!
He also continues to regularly get suction and nebulizer treatments. While he hates the suction, it really seems to help, or he coughs and chokes on the mucus.
We are hoping to go home on Sunday, but that is still very up in the air at the moment.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
He has a viral lung infection called bronchiolitis.
You can find more info about it here:
It is hard to say, but he is pretty much no better and no worse than 24 hours ago, however, we seem to be doing a better job of making him comfortable. He is now regularly getting secretions sucked from his nose and mouth, saline treatments through a nebulizer and paracetomel. He has a mild temperature, but the paracetemol just seems to calm him down in general.
They have taken him off the continuous feeding and he is now getting fed every 2 hours, to make sure his system can handle a full stomach. We are also trying to get him to eat from a bottle again, but have only had mild success with that this afternoon. This is, of course, a requirement for him going home.
Most of the doctors we have seen say that the illness tends to peak at day 5, which will be tomorrow, Friday. So we should hopefully start seeing improvement by Saturday.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
He is using a dummy (pacifier) for the first time and seems to like it. It does make his heart rate go up alot, we are thinking frustration that no milk is coming out??