||[May. 18th, 2007|08:50 pm]
Yesterday, they took Timothy off his ventilator. He now just has a tube to his nose providing supplemental oxygen. (It's blowing warm, moist air into his nose, with only 5% more oxygen than room air.)|
So he's been breathing on his own and doing well this past day. His oxygen and blood levels look good.
He is also less sedated. Today, he actually spent a bit of time with his eyes open, getting his first good look at Kit and me. He opened his eyes briefly a few times right after he was born but has kept them basically closed since then. (I suspect he takes after me, the migrainer, and clamped his eyelids closed after getting a view of the harsh hospital lighting.)
He's definitely healing and progressing. Hopefully, within a week or so, he'll be able to come home.
2007-05-19 05:59 am (UTC)
I am sorry you guys are going through this. I spent a week in a neonatal unit one time, and then almost a month in children's hospitals here and there, and it is something you can't imagine until you go through it. It's a life changing event for you both, as well as what the baby is going through.
That is great news! I'm so happy for all three of you!
Much goodness. Big hopes that you and the mom are going good as well :)
Thank goodness! Thank you for keeping us updated. It looks like you'll get to take Timothy home with you soon.
2007-05-19 12:49 pm (UTC)
Being the father of five kids I can only give you this advice about newborns, There like a bottle of beer. If you bounce them around too much they spew all over.
Oh, and when there crying at 2:30 am for no reason and you cant stop it... hey don't freak. Just remember in 10 more years they will be ignoring you until they want money.
But are they recyclable? And do you keep them in the fridge?
I've been nagging about this, maybe if w all get together they will get us some!! After all they are selling their house and packing and moving, as well as having a baby, who is in the hospital.. Those guys are great!! So I guess I'll have to wait a while, but I probably wouln't quit nagging!!
more pictures were taken today. Let them get a chance to get a little caught up and they will be posted.
I am really glad of this news! :)
(also glad that amazon is letting you take this much time off this early in your employment...)
woohooo!!!! that's awesome :)