3 years ago
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Sorry for the delay in updates! I'd rather spend time with Liam than type :0). Liam is doing so good. Yesterday He was taken off the ventilator at 1:00 am and put on the CPAP. Today at 9:00 am he was taken off the CPAP and is breathing all on his own! The nurse said he was fussing in the morning and pulling on the CPAP machine and as soon as she took it off he was a happy camper. He was put under the bilirubin light this morning to help with jaundice. This was expected and part of protocol but is kinda cute because he has little goggles on his eyes. Another big milestone this morning, Liam got his first meal. This is much sooner than I anticipated. He was fed 6 mL's at 8:00 am through a tube down his mouth into his stomach. At 11:00 am the nurse checked to see if he digested any of it. It is very common for preemies to take a while to get used to the milk in their tummies. But, our little Liam digested all of it! So he got another 6 mL's at 11:00 am. What a good little guy!