Thursday, January 8, 2009
Edmund was just put on a conventional ventilator!!! He is doing really well on it, too! This will allow the nurses to move him around a lot more to help break up stuff in his lungs and help the swelling due to the fluids!
He made a stool last night!!!! Dr. Wittman said that she can hear bowel sounds, which is good! He might be able to have some colostrum as early as Friday!!
Edmund will be getting hydrocortizone for a few more days for his heart...and probably will be getting the antibiotics through the weekend, or at least as long as the catheter is in.
Heidi and I can't overstimulate him...which means less touching... but we are okay because it means quicker healing! He is such a big baby that if he gets overstimulated he can pull the tubes out of his mouth (which he already did once)
Dennis, Heidi and Edmund