Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Making great progress!
I am here to report more good news as Beau's blood gases (a blood test that measures the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood to determine how well his lungs are working) continue to come back with good results! I am still quarantined, and I only bug the nurses to check on him 10 times per day. I think I am doing pretty well, in my opinion. Shawn went to visit twice today and said how good he looks. He is super paranoid about touching Beau, but did so, for me, since I haven't been able to love on our little man. Makes me feel much better.
Today Beau was taken off of the CPAP mask and put on the Vapotherm nasal cannula. Vapotherm delivers a high flow of air through a nasal cannula with prongs that fit loosely in his nose. He has been doing fabulous so far.
Still suntanning, but his bili score was much lower today.
Everything else is looking good, and yes, he has started to receive very small amounts of milk as of 4:00 pm today! The nurses will continue to monitor his blood gases and if they continue to yield good results, they will slowly increase the amount of milk he receives. Yay, go Beau!!
Definitely time for bed. Hope you all are doing well!