Still on nasal canula and doing really well! Started trying to do bottle feeds and seems to like it, just needs to stay awake longer :)
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Gestational Age: 37weeks 1day
Birth Age: 11 weeks 3 days
Weight: 5 lb. 13 oz.
They put Kai on canula today. They will allow him to stay on canula for good now unless he needs to go back on CPAP. Currently he is at high settings (.5 liter at 60%). Its been about 4 hours now and he's doing pretty good.
He also received a steroid for his lungs called budesonide that he inhales and is also still getting albuterol through the nebulizer.
He doesn't look as pale today and looks as if he's getting back to his "normal" self.
Still have some rough spots ahead please pray for his eyes,lungs, and brain.
Monday, July 25, 2011
So its been 3 days since Kai had his eye surgery and it seems like he's almost back on track.
He's on CPAP,but sprinting on canula has been put on hold while his lungs recovery from being intubated. He's still at 21% FiO2 (which is lowest setting to be on) but they went up on his PEEP today which is the pressure. He went from 5 to 6 so hopefully it helps him recover sooner so he can start back up on the canula again and start bottle feeds!
They also took an xray of his lungs today and it looks great and blood tests show no sign of infection. They'll take another blood sample though just to make sure he isn't getting sick in a few days.
He's still getting lots of eye drops and should probably have his eyes checked again next week.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the surgery worked for his eyes and that his lungs heal!