Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Day 55



Much the same today. Rhys' vent settings are unchanged and his O2 was in the low 60s all day. We're noticing his O2 is usually higher when he is not on his tummy, but 60% still isn't that bad for him. His weight is currently 1260 grams (2lb 12oz) and he is about 37 cm long (14.6 inches). He got more kangaroo today as well (two and a half hours worth!). He is getting better about not desatting significantly every time he is messed with or moved, but that isn't to say he doesn't make the nurses do a bit of a dance. He was able to be moved from kangaroo today without having his O2 knocked up for the transition.

Rhys' morphine has been decreased from every 6 hours to every 8 hours, so they are still making progress with the weaning. He also had a little time with his pacifier. The nurse said he really seemed to like it, but when he started desatting she had to take it away.

8 comments:

Wendy Beth said...

Such a beautiful baby and mommy! So glad he is having good days. We love to hear the updates, especially the little details. Keep them coming :)

Pachar Family said...

I love the mommy and me pic! You both look beautiful. Love you all!

Angie and Jason said...

You and Rhys are so beautiful! This pictures made me get all choked up. So sweet. I love the good news! See you both this afternoon!

John and Kelly said...

Hey Candice,

This is Kelly, Kyle's mom (a Hermann NICU 23 weeker graduate). I just wanted to tell you I have been following your blog and praying for Rhys daily. You guys are amazing and I know you are going through so much everyday. You both look beautiful! keep up the good work mom - you are making such a difference in that little man's healing! god is doing a good work in you both!

Kelly Sherrill
prayforkyle.com

Jennie and Bernie McCoy said...

I love the picture of you and Rhys and I am so happy to see that he is making great strides towards his recovery! Keep it up Rhys! *hugs*

Jesse and Brittany said...

Hey Candice...
I finally figured out how to leave a comment! :-) I love seeing pictures of you and Rhys... just wonderful! Jesse and I (and apparently a lot of other ppl) have been praying for Rhys to get stronger EVERY day... must be working! He looks so great! Rhys could not have been blessed with better parents!
-Brittany (and Jesse) Outlaw

aunt suzanne said...

Candice, You are so beautiful. Just such a pretty women. Motherhood becomes you!. I am praying for each of you daily. Baby Rhys looks so content and just plain cozy. Take care of yourself and each other.
Blessings,

DCM Photography said...

Love the photo of Mom and Rhys. Simply awesome!