Saturday, January 16, 2010

January 16th

Cohen took a few "baby" steps today. They moved his vapotherm down from 5 to 4.5. He immediately took offense and starting dropping his saturation rates causing him to have "spells". They turned up his supplemental oxygen to help him get used to the change. Hopefully he will tolerate the change and not have to go back up, but only time will tell.
We are excited that Cohen has started to gain weight. At one point he lost down to 2lbs 6 ounces. Today he is up to 3lbs 3 ounces! We are so excited about this! This is one of the big keys to him being strong enough to get well and come home!

Speaking of this, lots of people have been asking me when he will be able to come home. I wish I knew the answer to this! The only estimate the doctors have given us is around his due date (March 17th). Some of the nurses have mentioned it could be longer, due to all the complications with his little lungs. We just want him to be healthy and well...he has already shown us he can do it, just on his own terms! I don't know where he gets his stubborn streak!

Hard to believe Cohen will be a month old this week. We are so thankful for all his progress and all he has taught us already.

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