Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Jacob is doing so well, we are so proud of our little boy.

We had a big day yesterday. They took out the belly lines, his chest tube and his pacing wires. They never had to use the pacing wires luckily but they are there in case. So all of that is gone. They also stopped his dopamine, one of his heart medications.

They finally started him on breast milk and he is tolerating it very well. He is only getting 2cc's an hour and they are increasing it each day. Once he gets to 30cc's then I can start trying to give him a bottle. He wasn't able to get any milk for almost 2 weeks so I am very glad he is tolerating it so well. They are still doing IV nutrition as well until we get the feeds up.

They are slowly weening him off the vent. Because of his pre-op lung issues this will take longer than normal. They don't want to push his lungs. It may take at least a week. Pray he doesn't have any long term lung issues. They said his lungs still had a little fluid but not that bad. They said we will just have to see how he does coming off of the vent.

Overall he is doing very very well recovering from the Norwood operation. His stats are all very good and they are very happy with how he is progressing.

Happy Easter!


  1. I am so happy for your family, that things are going smoothly... you went through so much in the beginning, it is such a blessing how baby Jacob is doing!!! Enjoy your little bundle!!!
    We will be there in two weeks, sounds like we may get to meet! You never know, some of these babies just take off, once they get started!!!
    Heart hugs to Jacob and your whole family!

  2. Yay! I'm so happy to hear how well sweet Jacob is doing! Sounds like he's right on track! I'll be praying for his lungs to do well and that he'll be ready for those bottle feeds soon! Hang in there -- y'all are doing great!!!

    Sending heart hugs your way, too!