Colby looked really tired last night. But he just got done with his last immunization shot and the nurse said he might feel a little of because of that.
I did ask about his hydrocephalus. The nurse he had last night was new to him (in other words, she hadn't had him before). So I'm not entirely sure she knew his whole situation. Anyway, she said that his hydrocephalus is getting better. She measured his head while I was there and it really hasn't changed for a bit. My only concern is that as I understand it, as his skull hardens, the hydrocephalus won't be able to push his skull outward. The pressure instead just puts pushes on his brain. So I'll ask his nurse again today to see if she has the same take. I'm also going to see if I can speak with a doctor.
Colby will have his liver checked today to see how it's working. Some of the drugs he's been on can affect his liver.
One update on his lungs.......if he fails this coming week's oxygen test, they'll probably give him a dose of steroids to help his lungs a bit. That will hopefully get him on track and help him breath without his cannula.
Tracey is already off to work (she works early in the morning a couple days a week.). I got up with her because I've got a lot of work I need to get done today before I head to the hospital. This afternoon the nurses are going to teach us about giving Colby his medications so that should be interesting.
It's funny how there are stereotypes out there. When I tell people about Colby's story, I often hear "Wow, your wife must be tired! I'll bet she goes to the hospital a lot." Now I'm not looking for a "good dad" badge or anything. But I find it funny that there's just an assumption that the mother is very involved, and that me, the father, is somehow just not that involved with the whole NICU thing. I don't get upset or anything, I just find it interesting that people take that stance.