Monday, April 22, 2013

More milestones!

Jack continues to make huge progress each day. Last week, his heart rate was all over the board - 120, 150, 190, 100, 75, very quickly. Saturday we went to visit and were able to get a Family room, where all of the kids and my parents were able to see him at the same time. When we were in the Family room we watched his heart rate stay within a small range, 130-150, the whole time. It was amazing what a difference a day makes. Since then, he hasn't looked back.

Today we found out he 'graduated' from the teaching rounds to the regular rounds. When Jack was born, he was assigned to the teaching rotation, as Evanston is a teaching hospital. So each day, a group of 4-5 medical residents, plus a neonatologist, would assess Jack and discuss a plan for the day. He's now graduated, and is assigned to just a neonatologist and the head nurse. They stopped over today, and looked him over and said he's doing well. He was assessed and approved for circumscision, which comes near the end of their stay.

They changed his feeds from every 3 hours to every 4, and asked us when we want him to eat so that when he comes home he's on a good schedule (now only if they could potty train him while he's there, we'd be all set!).

Each day is more and more progress. He's still taking some of his feeds by nose, but at this point it is because they increased his volume today from 50 CC to 70 CC. Hopefully we're on the short track to coming home!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for posting about this journey. I had my visit last Wednesday when the bombshell of accreta was dropped on me. Ive read everything I can get my hands on but your personal account is by far what I needed to read most. I am so happy everything has turned out so well for you and your family.