Monday, January 25, 2010
Eyes Wide Open
Today was another day of progress for our Graham, who can now open his eyes with relative ease. His weight is down to 8 pounds, and he continues to pee ample amounts. Now that he is close to his normal weight, the docs are planning to lower his diuretic dosages. And if G's respiratory numbers continue to improve, they also hope to remove his ventilator. The ventilator is causing him some discomfort and for other medical reasons the sooner it is removed the better.
Tomorrow morning Graham is taking a trip to the first floor for a "MAG 3" test. It is a scan that will evaluate his kidney function, and is being performed to help determine why his blood pressure remains high.
We are also anxious for Graham to begin getting breast milk through a feeding tube and hope to do so in the next few days. We keep setting goals, but we've learned it is the G-Man who decides when he is ready.