Thursday, January 8, 2009


12/25 – Merry Christmas! Aidan gave us a great gift, he was off the c-pap and on the nasal cannula. During his cares I got to hold him. It was so wonderful to have him in my arms, even if it was just for a short time. They increased his milk intake to 2 mls every hour.

12/26 – Yesterday was a little too much for our little guy. Around midnight he started breathing a little too fast so they put him back on the c-pap. He is completely off the bili-lights and is receiving 3 mls every hour of milk. He is back to his birth weight of 2 lbs. 7.8 oz. My co-worker, Ed came and met Aidan for the first time.

12/27 – Today was better for all of us. Aidan was doing well on the c-pap and had a good night and day. They increased the oxygen a little but he’s relaxing and doing better. They increased his feeding to 4 mls an hour.

12/28 – They took Aidan’s pic line out. They thought they felt a bump and were concerned it was inflamed. They did a cbc to check for infection, it came back clear. They won’t bother putting another in, as he should only be on an IV for 3 more days. Bilirubin count came back good so no more lights! He received antibiotics today as a preventative measure for yeast infection, he doesn’t have one, it’s standard for all babies in the NICU to get the antibiotics. Feedings increased to 5 mls an hour. Should be on straight breast milk in 3 days, currently still receiving some TPN (nutrients) through IV. He weighs 2 lbs 10.3 oz.

12/29 – Aidan only had 1 brady overnight and they took him off the c-pap. He had 2 bradies, but instead of putting him back on the cpap, they increased the oxygen flow through the nasal cannula. He started getting 6 mls of milk and off TPN, he is only receiving D10 through the IV (D10 is basically calories). He weighs 2 lbs 10.88 oz.

12/30 – Our little guy is up to 7 mls of milk an hour and only 1 ml of fluid per hour through IV. He had several bradies but they increased the oxygen flow from .5 liters to 1 liter. His belly was a little big and had a harder time with the last increased feeding. He only had 1 brady after oxygen increase.

12/31 – Aidan’s doing well. He’s on the c-pap for a little rest, not much change from yesterday.

1/1 – Happy New Year! We didn’t get to see Aidan because I was very ill with mastitis. It’s horrible! However, Aidan is doing well on the c-pap and resting a lot. He started getting milk fortifier with the breast milk, basically added calories.

1/2 – Aidan weighs 2 lbs 10 oz. He’s having some drainage in his eyes so they are doing a culture to make sure it’s not an infection. The c-pap was wearing on his nose so they are watching it so it doesn’t break down the septum.

1/3 – Aidan’s back on the nasal cannula to give his nose a break from the c-pap. His eyes are still weeping so they are starting him on warm compresses and saline. Aidan’s feeding is increased to 8 mls an hour (5.6 oz a day) and weighs 2 lbs. 10.8 oz. He pulled his feeding tube out of his mouth for the nurse today.

1/4 – Aidan is on full feed of 8 mls an hour with the calorie enhancer and alternating between 8 hours on nasal cannula and 4 hours on c-pap. He weighs 2 lbs 11.9 oz.

1/5 – He had a good day and still alternating between the nasal canula and c-pap. He weighs 2 lbs. 13 oz. He had a little fluid that was showing up in an x-ray. They treated him for the retention.

1/6 – Zac & Lacey came with us to visit Aidan today. He was back on the c-pap after a few bradies but he’s still doing well. His eye is still weeping, the culture came back ok so they are still resisting using antibiotics. Lost a little weight, must have been the fluids, weighs 2 lbs. 12.5 oz.

1/7 – He’s still on the c-pap but doing well at around 26% oxygen. His eyes were not better so they started him on antibiotics two times a day. He weighs 2 lbs 13.5 oz.

1/8 – He had a good night, only 2 bradies during the night and one in the morning. The nurse said he was very active this morning alert and looking around during his cares. He’s still on the c-pap but at 21 – 23% oxygen.
This last photo is my favorite! He knows just how to melt my heart.
God bless you little man, and keep growing so Mommy and Daddy can bring you home!


alicia said...


ok what are bradies?? he sounds like he is doing so well, he is gaining weight! that is great!!! I love that last pic too, he look so tiny beside your hand, too cute.

sending prayers and love!

Lindsey said...

Amazing. He's a doll.

Joelle said...

Sounds like he is doing well and gaining some weight! I'm praying for all of you often!
love the last picture as well, so cute.