Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday, December 6th

Today brings a couple more changes. First they upped his feeds to 31ml/30minute feeding. He gets a "meal" 8 times a day. Next they changed his nasal cannula flow to 1liter/minute. The doctor said he never keeps it on, and he seems to be doing well, so obviously he doesn't need a higher flow for now. This setting is now considered a low flow. The importance of this is that he can now potentially take a bottle. Tomorrow he will have a visit with the speech therapist, who will evaluate his ability to suck and swallow. If they think he can handle it, they will allow him to take a bottle at his noon feeding. So we are keeping our fingers crossed that all will go well. The only down side, is that his feeding tube will be moved so it will run through his nose---a little odd but it works.

Sleeping like an angel after hold time with mom

peeking to see whats going on.

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