Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Kodak moments

Finally, a picture of me and my boy! As you can see I got to hold him again last night for over an hour. Tracey has had a cold and therefore can't visit the NICU.

He was doing well again last night. I'll try to quickly update you on all that's happening. He's now up to 7 cc's of milk an hour. He goes from the CPAP to the cannula for an hour a day now. The CPAP blows harder than the cannula and therefor keeps his lungs from collapsing. The cannula doesn't keep his lungs open. So they'll start with an hour a day. Then go to two hours a day and keep increasing his cannula time until they feel comfortable that his little lungs will stay open.

He had his first eye exam yesterday and it came back good. Preemies can have a detached retina which can lead to blindness. Thus far, our little boy's eyes are doing well. The doctor said he's not totally in the clear yet and will check him again in two weeks.

His color is off. He's very yellow. The doctors said that his liver isn't working right yet. So he'll start on some drug to help his liver get up and running.

His head circumference seemed to have gone down the last two days. It can simply be the way the nurses measured it, but we like to believe it's actually going down a tad.

In another couple days,they hope to have him feeding only on breast milk. They wanted to do that yesterday but needed to keep his other supplements going for a bit.

So that's the scoop. I'm leaving the house in a couple minutes and will go right to see him from my last appointment today. I'll bring the camera and see how he's doing tonight.

I'm loving this good news !!


Liz and Chris said...

Keep it up Colby!!! There's no such thing as too much good news!

Anonymous said...

That is so awesome!!! Keep up the great work Colby!!! :D

Those pictures are priceless!!! He is so cute, and you look so proud!!!

Hope Tracey feels better soon.

Jamie, Jordan, and Maleia Fabel
Keller, TX

Amanda said...

I love the pics! Absolutely beautiful!

I am so happy that Colby is doing so well! I hope he keeps the good work up!!

Anonymous said...

Colby looks great, I'm happy to see him sporting the cannula. You'll have to start calling him 'big guy'. Tyler was on aldactazide for his liver, from a month until five months of age. The doctors were hoping to get him off of it before his release, but as you and Tracey know by now, what the baby wants...the baby gets :) Have a fantastic weekend.