12 January 2008

Jan 12, 2008 9:40 pm

Liam is up to 6 cc of milk every 6 hours and he is doing really well on them. They are trying to get him fully established with his feeds because they ARE trying CPAP this next week if all goes well. I knew they were going to do it before they said so...it was just a feeling I got when I was praying this past week. I watched a little boy across from Liam go back and forth between 3 different ventilators over the past two weeks and I don't think I could take that roller coaster. It's hard to watch. So-

Please pray with us that Liam would do fabulous on the cpap when they put him on and please pray that he would be able to wean down from the cpap to just the little nasal prongs right away! He is going to HATE the CPAP. It is a hat with a face mask attached that forces pressure into his lungs to keep them expanded. The benefit is he won't have the tube in his throat but he will have to do ALL of his own breathing!!

Liam is up to 2 lbs 9 oz and they are starting to swaddle him with blankets to keep him tight and secure. If his arms and legs are loose he will get mad and start flailing. He looks like such a big boy when he is swaddled.

Thank you for praying for Liam and our family!

1 comment:

stampingoose said...

I am so happy to hear of Liam's progress! We pray for your stength and his health everyday. I can't even describe how grateful I am that you get to see Liam looking like a 'big boy.'