Wednesday, August 17, 2011

3 MONTHS!

Aaron turned 3 months old yesterday. I completely got sidetracked yesterday and failed to take a picture. I will remedy that today! Aaron's heart medication continues to be weaned and his feedings continue to be increased. He is up to 10 mls. every 3 hours. A little less than half of what he was getting before he started downhill. So far he is tolerating both well. With the change over to methadone he isn't awake as much as he was before, I miss that but I would rather he sleep and heal. They are no longer replacing the fluid leaking from his side, it has slowed down considerably. His CRT was low so he received blood yesterday afternoon. His urine output has picked up some and he is pooping regularly, we hope that continues. He has a few red spots on his head and back which look like the start of pressure sores. We are doing our best to keep him off those areas but its not easy. Today he will receive an eye exam to see if there has been any damage to his eyes from the flolan and other treatment he has received in the last couple weeks. This is not an easy exam and will most likely make him upset enough to split some so we will just have to watch him closely during the exam. Yesterday his FIO2 was consistantly at 21-23 all day. They turned his mean down by 1 and he continued to stay low. He'll have a chest film this morning to check on his lungs and then we'll see what they decide to do today. Baby steps seem to be working so far. Forward......

1 comments:

Megara said...

Happy Birthday little man!