Friday, November 18, 2005

Nap Time Posted by Picasa

I always knew I'd find Jason asleep holding Louis. I merely expected it to be in our liviung room or the nursery, not in the NICU. For those of you who haven't been in the NICU, it is NOT a quiet place! There are constant beeps, buzzers, and alarms going off at all times. Even the telephone is just a few decibels off of an air horn. I've certainly tried to close my eyes a few times only to be startled out of my skin by the alarms alerting me that my baby ( or some other baby) was hi-satting (oxygen level HIGHER than they want) or having brady's (heart rate too low). It then takes a few minutes for MY heartrate to get back to normal and then there is no way sleep will ever happen. This has never been a problem for Jason. Firstly, the NICU is a WARM place. Add a snuggly baby to the mix and it's more potent than valium for Jason!
Louis did very well Friday. He had less spit up overall, though he did have a big wet burp in the evening that necessitated a bath. He didn't really enjoy his bath but he was alert for while afterwards, which is fairly rare-he likes to sleep! When we came in to see him, he was in the funniest position-he had one arm behind his head and one leg draped over his other knee-he looked like an Italian playboy on the beach! Of course, he moved before we got the camera.... He is tolerating his nasal cannula/CPAP interval very well and his weight stayed the same yesterday (he had been losing small amounts daily since he wasn't getting the full amount of calories he needed yet while we built up his volume). He is now on his full volume of feedings (32mls every 3 hours of fortified breastmilk) Hopefully, he will now start gaining some weight. Oh yeah, he's pooping like a champ! He only had a few episodes of brady's when he was fed but he corrected all by himself with no other symptoms. He wanted me to tell everyone,"Go Hokie's! Gobble Gobble Gobble!"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm...No dialogue for this picture? It speaks volumes without saying a word. Hope both are being good boys...

7:41 AM  
Blogger Wife of Bath said...

Is it possible that you forgot to mention that Louis also uttered, "Go Buckeyes--Beat Michigan!"?

We think and pray for you daily, but we'll do so particularly hard today for your Hokies.

12:02 PM  

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