I got to hold my baby today for an hour!! Aaron is doing really well- holding up his O2 sats and keeping his breathing under 60. I talked with Dr. Hertz, the neonatalogist, about the plan for the next few days. It has changed a little since Aaron's last chest xray still showed a little something in the base of his right lung. Here's the current plan-
**IV nutrition will begin this evening.
**Vent weaning will start tomorrow as long as he continues to do well.
**Tube feedings will start later tomorrow, with oral feedings starting after he is weaned off the vent.
**IV antibiotics will continue for a total of 7 days.
**Go home and live happily ever after.
On another subject- I'm thinking Micah's birthday party will have to be cancelled. I'm looking forward to having Micah's 3rd and Aaron's 1st birthday party together next year!!!