There has been very little change in Graham's eating and breathing patterns in the last two days. It is becoming obvious that the transition to breast milk will take time. Mr. G is now getting 20ml of breast milk through the feeding tube every six hours, which is a slight change from the 15ml every 4 hours. The docs are hoping the longer time given to digest the milk will help lower his respiration rate. He is still getting his main nutrition(TPN)through the tunnel line into his blood stream.
Graham is back to 4 liters/minute of air (from 3) through his cannula. This flow of air is called "vapotherm" because the air is warmed and moisturized. G's respiration rate dictates the liters he receives. His relatively high respiration rate necessities more liters, hence part of the strategy with with six hour feedings.