Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Today marks week 9

Well today little man wrapped up week 9 with a bang. He had a whole lot of vent changes today and he seemed to handle them well. His breathing rate was reduced from 34 bpm to 30 bpm and his airway pressure was reduced from 23 to 22 then to 20, which is good news. He is starting to get hot inside his isolette which means its almost time to change to an open crib. He needs to be 1800 grams (4 lbs) before this can happen. He weighed in at a hefty 3 lbs today so he is on his way! It won't be long until he needs to change his ninja bear's belt color!


Brian said...

I'm so happy that he did so well during the chaos of the hurricane. Can't wait to see him again. It's been like 3 weeks now.

Brian said...

Awesome! Will he be moving to yellow belt? I think that is the farthest I ever got in Judo. I'm a pacifist, man!!!

Alicia said...

Congrats, Rhys! We are soooo proud of you. You're becoming a strong little man, and we pray daily for you to be well and home as soon as can be.

Lots of love,
Alicia, Levi, Mattie Joy, & John