Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Continued progress perfectly describes Graham's past few days. His breast milk intake through the NG tube has moved (in 5ml increments) up to 45ml and his feeding schedule has changed from every six hours to every four hours. At the same time the amount of nutrition that he is getting through his central line is being reduced. The G-Man has come a long way. The goal is 60ml every three hours and getting off the central line completely. Then we can start thinking about breast feeding.
Graham is also making progress with his respiration. He is now down to 2 liters on the vapothrem through his cannula. The next step is removing the vapotherm completely. His respiration rate is still a bit high, but improving. We are anxious to see the day when he needs no breathing assist.
These pictures show a happy, smiling, and growing baby boy of eight and one-half pounds, who is, quite simply, lighting up our lives.