On Wednesday, Seth had his breathing tube removed! He was doing ok at first. They tried a high flow nasal canula on him first and then decided to put him on a c-pap. Later that night they decided to reintubate him again. It seemed like he was having withdrawal from the sedative he was previously on. This was making him very aggitated and causing heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels to go crazy. So, in went the tube again and back to the sedative medication. Today they have weaned him down off the sedative. He will get it as he needs it instead of a constant IV drip. If he tolerates this well, tomorrow they will try to extubate him (take the breathing tube out again). It was so neat to see him breathing on his own on Wednesday. And once he's free of the sedatives, he can be a baby! He'll wake, cry, etc.
His PDA is open a tiny bit again, but it is posing no problems, so they aren't going to do anything about it. He is up to 7 cc's every three hours for feedings now. He's doing really well!
Monday, July 7, 2008
Today has been very exciting. The duct above Seth's heart has closed! And they have started him on feedings! Now all this pumping I have been doing feels like it's worth something. I am so excited! I was kind of speechless when the nurse told us all this because I was preparing myself for the fact that he may have to have another surgery. Whew! He's three weeks old and weighs 2lbs. 3 oz. Way to go Seth!