06 January 2008
Jan 6, 2008 8:30 am
Liam has done wonderfully on his feeds this week! He is finally passing stools and his bowels sounds are finally there. His guts are finally passing out all of the meconium! If he continues to do well this week they will up the amount they give him next week and it will finally be considering "real feedings"!
There is controversy over how much to sedate Liam. Some think he needs to be sedated when possible and others think only when necessary. The problem is that when he is active he de-sats (his oxygen absoprtion goes down) and then they have to boost him with more O2. I don't want him too sedated tho because then he doesn't move as much and his lungs get filled with gunk which makes him de-sat too....
Please pray that Liams lungs would grow stronger and healthier and do the job that they were inteded to do! He needs to wean down on his vent! The longer he is ventilated the worse his lung tissue is damaged.
Pray his feedings would continue to progress beautifully!
Thank you to all of you who still take the time to read the blog and check the specific prayer requests. And thank you to those of you who post and let me know you're there- even tho your anonymous! I love to read them. There is nothing better than being in the family of God with you all.