Thursday, October 16, 2008

3 months today

Today is Rhys' three month birthday. It is also new cousin Max's birthday. Max was born around 7:30 a.m. this morning and weighed 8lb 3oz. So, he's twice the size as Rhys and he's brand new!

Rhys' vent settings were very low this morning. Pressure of 15 (down from 17), PEEP of 5 (down from 6), rate of 20 bpm and O2 of 33. The rate went to 10 bpm shortly after I got there to sort of test for the CPAP. Rhys only desatted a few times this morning (very atypical) and mostly stayed in the high 80s/low 90s. After 30 minutes at a rate of 10 they pulled the tube!

Rhys has had the CPAP for an hour and a half now. Much to the doctor's surprise, his 1-hour blood gas was good and Rhys is still extubated. The doctor said that "kids who have been on the vent as long as Rhys just don't do this well". So, that is awesome! He told us there is a 25% chance Rhys will stay extubated and it could last from 5 minutes to 5 days. So, he is "thrilled" we are even getting to consider CPAP, much less that Rhys lasted this long. Also, our son has a voice. I heard him cry for just a second when he was protesting the CPAP, but then he calmed down. Every one in the pod looked up at the same time, no damaged vocal cords, woohoo!

I know something is going on...

whoa, what's this? I'm supposed to do WHAT?

awwww man!

is this for real?!?

you've GOT to be kidding!

5 comments:

mack said...

YAY! I am so happy to hear all the good news, especially that you got to hear him cry and that he has a voice! Love you guys!

Myra said...

Oh Cher bebe...

Alicia said...

wonderful, wonderful! what a great day for you, Rhys! how we wish we could hear your little voice, too. happy, happy 3-month birthday! we are so glad to have you here and will celebrate by eating 3 of 12 cupcakes in your honor...

love, love, love,
Alicia, Levi, Mattie Joy, and John

bran1005 said...

I love the captions with the pictures!

Pachar Family said...

Yay Baby Boy!! Happy Birthday!! We love you very much!!