Yesterday they took his nose cannula (oxygen tube) out because he was doing so good on his low settings. Well as part of the NICU dance goes, 12 hours later it went back in because his respiratory rate was high. We got to see him without it and see his cute nose. It's typical for preemies to have it off and on a few times before it stays off for good, same with switching to an open crib, back and forth....they just like to keep everyone on there toes I guess!!
He has been having more Bradycardias (heart rate drops) than he has been in the last week. They tested his red blood cells and they were low so they may give him blood today. It could also be from head position and not swallowing spit, it could also mean he needs a higher dose of caffeine. We'll just have to wait and see. I am praying it doesn't mean he is getting sick, they don't think it is because he is doing so well with feedings/ temperature/ weight ect.
He now weighs 3lb 12oz!!
|Kangaroo time with mom.|
|My little sweetheart!|
|I love my paci!|
|His cool incubator blanket from my friend Marcy.|