22 February 2008

Feb 22, 2008

Liam graduated out of the NICU yesterday! It was bittersweet for me. I have made so many friends over the last 12 weeks in the NICU that I will miss. Liam also was in his own isolation room with lots of space and privacy. The convalescent nursery was an adjustment but it means we are a big step closer to home- Liam is no longer in intensive care! Liam gained 30 grams today. YEA! And being in this nursery will allow us to focus more on his weight gain and nursing. He is back up to 3 lbs 7 oz. And he is starting to get the hang of nursing. We still have a way to go to get him home but at least our focus has shifted to feedings. Liam had an eye exam this week and his surgeon said his ROP is regressing- which is what we want to happen. Now his blood vessels should grow properly.

We are praying for continued healing for Liams eyes and normal progression of his vessels, continued weight gain, and learning how to eat all by himself.

I tried to load pictures of him this morning but the computer here at RMH wouldn't work right. I promise to get some up soon!


Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! It gives me goosebumps. You've come a long way, baby.Can't wait til you guys come home.
Love you

Anonymous said...

WOW! That is HUGE news! I'm so happy for you and your family. I can feel the excitment in the air! PRaise the Lord!

Anonymous said...

Yea!!! That is great! Glad to hear Liam has moved...now we just need to get him home!!!