Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Tuesday 5/16/06 10:42pm update...
Today was another landmark day. We made enough improvements that the Dr wanted to try him with bolus feedings. This means instead of his continuous feeds, he is back on his every few hours. He is not 100% on these because at night we go back to our pump. His first bolus feeding was at 6pm and he did not start back on the pump until 8pm. Needless to say that according to the nurse, he was definitely ready to eat at 8. We also learned that tomorrow night we have been invited to room with him in a special area. This is a good sign. They only allow parents to do this when the child is stable and ready to go home. Of course we did not give us a firm date, but this is a promising development. So tomorrow, Kodi and I will go to the hospital at 2pm and stay the rest of the day and night. The reason they are not totally sure of our release date is because we still need to get home care established along with learning how the pump works so that we can use it at night. We are not sure exactly what that entails, but we are ready for the challenge and to have Braden home. We’ll keep everyone updated. I probably won’t be able to post tomorrow night but first thing Thursday you can count on it.
Posted by Bdub at 10:34 PM