Wednesday, June 30, 2010

chug chug chug


Owen took down a massive 17mL of milk in a mind boggling 2o minutes. This is a major accomplishment since the previous tries have not been all to successful. He does still have the feeding tube in, but the goal is to get that out so mom and dad do not need to worry about learning how to put another NG tube in when we take him home. I would hate to have to puree broccoli and push it in through his nose tube... wait that may not be such a bad idea.

His breathing has also calmed down quite a bit and he seems to be breathing much better than last night. His lung x-ray from this morning looked good and his heart stats are also on the up and up. They tried to take him completely off the oxygen this morning, but he didn't take to well to that, so they turned it back on shortly after it went off. He's only on an 1/8th a liter so it's not too much.

BTW, for those of you who were worried about mom's SFS it has completely cleared.

8 comments:

  1. Is this code so that grandma doesn't pick up on some secret? I'm so glad he is feeding and breathing great!!! Owen, I'll see you tomorrow.

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  2. I love the picture.
    Some quiet time, you may want to get his footprints.

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  3. OHHHHH......yay!!!! :0) I am so happy to hear ALL of your great growing news Owen! OOOOObahbah..chikchikachikahhhhh (another Ferris line - did I get it right? - do ya get the beat? - I would LOVE to come to your house and be your take home nurse, but I am just a speech therapist....sorry - you should try great Aunt Sharon though! :0) Can't wait to see you guys on Friday! Thanks for letting me visit last week by the way. Love - (great) cousin Karen

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  4. Another great picture! Glad you've had a good day and hope tomorrow is another positive step towards coming home.

    My visit this morning was awesome. It was a treat to meet Owen and see how well he is doing. Take care of each other!

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  5. btw- I have been posting notes to you guys along the way...this is the first one published!! :0) Love, Karen

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  6. Glad to hear Owen is doing well. Sounds like he will be going home before you know it.

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  7. So happy to read that the eating and breathing is improving! What a special little guy Owen is,so alert and strong! But I just have to say how lucky he is to have the two parents that he does! From what I watched, both Owen and his parents have been truly blessed to have had each other~Andy and Kris, you two are doing an amazing job with all of this, and no wonder you have an amazing son!! Thanks for letting me share with you, love,jayte

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  8. He is sooo cute :)
    Happy to hear the good news and praying for a speedy recovery!!

    - Travis, Colleen, & Tre

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