Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday October 15th 2010

Today's big event was Jackson's lumbar puncture (spinal tap).  They had to stick a needle into his spinal column and draw out some of the fluid to test if the infection reached his spinal/neurological system.  So far there are no conclusions on the test, but we will keep you posted.  We hope to know more before the weekends done. 

Jackson is now on a continuous feeding schedule where he gets half a ml every hour.  This should do a better job of priming his digestive system, rather than larger feedings sporadically throughout the day.  This seems to be doing the trick as he had two relatively massive bowel movements today.  Definitely the most his little digestive has done in quite some time.

Otherwise there have been little other changes, specifically the lungs.  They removed the caffeine that was trying to help jump start his lungs.  They changed it out for something stronger.  If this doesn't help they will resort to having to use steroids.  Otherwise things are going well and should continue to progress.

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