Monday, November 10, 2008

CPAP of 5

So exciting, CPAP of 5 today and oxygen in the 40s! Amazing! He even got down to 37% for a bit while I was holding him. Rhys had a fantastic day according to the nurse. They lowered his pressure and again he didn't notice. 40-50% oxygen is low for him at any time, but on CPAP it's phenomenal (considering he was requiring 80%+ when he first started). We're hoping he continues to behave so we can try the nasal cannula this week. I still don't think the doctors believe Rhys is doing this well given his degree of chronic lung disease. Yes, his oxygen requirement is high, but the boy isn't on the vent! I think with most other babies they'd go from pressure of 5 straight to the nasal cannula, but we'll see what they try with Rhys. I am anxious for him to go cordless (as one of the nurses says), but at the same time don't want him to be pushed too much too fast.

He is getting to be such a funny boy. I love his stretches and noises and faces. I could honestly sit and stare at him for hours, oh wait, we actually do that! He is really getting good with his head movements. He can mostly control it now instead of it wobbling around when he lifts it. He was turning his head back and forth today trying to get comfortable while lying on his tummy. It is amazing see a 6 pounder (6 lb 6.5 oz to be exact) do this, since most babies are quite a bit bigger when they start lifting their head.

5 comments:

meredith said...

Good job Rhys!!!! You are getting to be a big boy : )

Angie and Jason said...

Way to go Rhys, you are getting so strong and so big! We love you. Keep up the good work. I'm so ready for you to go "cordless"!! :) Hugs!!

Brian said...

I have a feeling you are getting very close to a major life change - having a baby in your actual house!!!

Jennie and Bernie McCoy said...

Yay Rhys!!! I am so glad to see he's doing so well!

theresa said...

go Rhys. go for cannula before we miss our window of opportunity