Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October 19th - Truckin...

"Keep Truckin, like the do-dah man. Together, more or less in line, just keep truckin on."

This has been Jackson's little theme song the last couple of days. He is making such nice progress and just truckin' along now. Today the doctors were able to adjust his settings down again, and his oxygen needs were even lower (around 35%) Regular room air is about 23% oxygen, so this is a major improvement for Jackson. As of Sunday he was still hovering around 75% oxygen. He is getting closer and closer to being able to support himself on room air oxygen. His morning xray showed some sign of collapse, so they adjusted the settings up and then his evening xray showed that his lungs were a little over inflated, so they adjusted a bit down. The good news is during all of this, he was able to regulate his oxygen needs.

His feedings are still going really well. They have increased again to 2.2ml/hour. When they check his residual its a tiny bit or none. This means he is digesting it all. And he is still pooping. Which means his digestive system is working well.

They turned off his jaundice light again. His levels are back down. Here's hoping they stay down.

We can't believe he will be 3 weeks old tomorrow. In some ways time has flown by, in others it seems like each day takes forever. But mostly we are so grateful for our beautiful little boy.

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