Sunday, July 26, 2009
Aidyn did very well in surgery. He was an add on so we had to wait more than a day in the hospital. Poor Aidyn was hungry and I was tired. Thursday afternoon Aidyn was in surgery. The surgeon spent 45 minutes just accessing a branch off of larger vein in order to avoid using a large vein. It would have been much faster and easier, but it meant a large vein wouldn't be compromised. I waited for 2 hours, but luckily I had company. Aidyn's Early Intervention therapist came for support, and she even missed dinner at home to stay with Aidyn post recovery so I could grab dinner. She was so nice. I am very proud of how well Aidyn has recovered. He wasn't even given pain medication afterward. We went home Friday early afternoon.
The dietian has given Aidyn the go ahead to increase feeds a little. He now gets 20 cc's twice a day and 15 cc's four times a day. Hopefully his output won't increase too much. Oh, and Aidyn weighed 3.9 kg, or 8.58 lbs. He's growing well. His PN volume has now gone up, too. Way to go Aidyn!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
For the good news. Aidyn's direct bilirubin went down to 2.3! Dr. Puder said we can go home!! Joey already bought his ticket for the end of the month, so we'll stay here until Aug. 2nd. It'll give us time to get Home Health set up in Arizona among other things. Yay!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
|As you can see, he loves books. He is usually vocal as I read to him.|
|He worked on his aim a couple days ago.|
Thursday, July 16, 2009
He's found his thumb. 7-10-09
Yesterday, Aidyn had his clinic appointment at Dr. Puder's office. He weighed 7.9 pounds. Danielle, the nurse, is very impressed with how good Aidyn is looking. She said Aidyn's gaining weight nicely and is doing very well overall. We decided we would skip the CAIR clinic next week since it is very full and do a regular visit at Dr. Puder's office. We'll have his CAIR clinic appointment the last Thursday of July, when Joey will be here. Well, I saved the best for last. Aidyn's labs came back very well this week. The total bilirubin is 5.3 and the direct is 3.2! A nice jump! We're keeping our fingers crossed that Aidyn and I will get to go home by the end of the month.
Supposed to be napping. 7-11-09