Thursday, January 13, 2011

Freedom!!!!

Happy 1st week birthday baby! (although I will always consider your surgery day your true birthday)
To celebrate this milestone your Dr's and nurses are removing tubes and medications from you.

It's just after 9 am and already they have removed your umbilical cord line, your cerebral profusion sensor (big sticker on your forehead) and renal sensor.

Notice anything different? Cerebral sensor is gone!


They have turned the ventilator down to CPAP which means you are doing all the work of breathing and the machine is just supporting you a tiny bit. If you continue to do well (and your doing great) and you blood work comes back good then you will be extubated in less than half an hour.

Your nurse Kirstin also tells me that you chest tubes will be coming out sometime today too.

Already it's starting to look like there might be a baby under there!

If all goes well we will start trying to feed you tomorrow. We will probably start with Pedialyte and see how you take that and if successful then we will try the breast milk that I have been pumping and freezing for you.

Then in a couple of hours your brother will be here. I so wish he could see you but the plan is for your Aunt JJ to come and sit with you while Dad and I visit with Pierce. He's even going to spend the night if it all works out. I'm so excited. It's been a week since we've really spent any time with him.

Last night your Auntie Tiff came for a visit and she brought your Auntie Katt to meet you. You were of course beautiful and on your best behavior (the Fentanyl didn't hurt).



2 comments:

Socalemt11 said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow what great news! "Happy Birthday" Mason, it's so great to hear you have made it through so much in only a week. God made you strong and we believe you can make it through anything with Him. I don't know you or your family but your story is truly a great test of faith for many. I can't wait to hear more of your beautiful story.

The Bagley Bunch said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow Amy, GOD IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in awe :).