Saturday, October 18, 2008

it's the little things

Baby boy is on breastmilk already! As of this morning they discontinued the Pedialyte and started him on breastmilk again. I couldn't be more thrilled at the speed of his progress right now. He is only getting 5 ml this morning, slowly infused, but it will increase by 5 ml each feeding until he eventually gets back up to a reasonable level. If his system tolerates it well, they will do bigger jumps.

He is also off morphine now, meaning hopefully one of the IVs will come out. The other will be decreased until he is on full feeds, and then will be discontinued.

His nurse also told me he is off the warmer for good, dressed and wrapped up, and will be going back into a regular crib.

They are baby steps, literally, but feel like giant leaps to me right now.

7 comments:

Jenn said...

Yay!

Shari said...

Congrats, hopefully he will be home soon!

Ruth said...

Such wonderful news! What a superstar your boy is.

Mrs Lemon said...

cheering! yay!

Pam said...

Awesome! That's a pretty big step that he's back into a regular crib/isolette too! Congrats to all of you:)

Sherry said...

Great news! Still thinking of your little man and the rest of the family daily.

Karen said...

HOORAY! That is such wonderful news!!!! I am so thankful!