Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We're on the move

We were told today that we are getting the boot! This whole time Rhys has been confined to his 20 square feet in the same pod. But, no more! His current pod is designated for the really sick babies and apparently Rhys isn't that any more. He will still be in NICU level 3 and on the same team of doctors (for now), but we'll be moving across the hall to another pod for babies that are more stable. We have a well worn path from the lobby to his bedside, so this is going to be different for sure.

Cody and I interviewed a pediatrician today. She frequently deals with high risk babies and has a few patients who are graduates of the NICU. We really liked her and she is conveniently located across from the hospital. This is part of our trying to get a grasp on what to expect and what we need to do before Rhys comes home.

Rhys' CPAP is still at a pressure of 5 and his oxygen was 52% the whole time we were there today. I am still not sure if they are going to lower his pressure a bit or move onto nasal cannula, and I do not know when they will make another change. Even though he hasn't seemed to notice his pressure decrease from 8 to 6 to 5 they are giving him a little time to adjust in between.

2 comments:

IGarcia941 said...

Yay!! I can't wait to play with cousin RHYS. I'll be seeing you cousin in February. I'm still in my momma's stomach waiting to get out!!!!! - Little Ice.
Hey I'm glad to see everything is going well for little man. We are so happy that he's doing well. We are always thinking of him. Keep fighting buddy and we can't till our little one is born so that our little boys can play together - Kim & Isa

amyoutlaw said...

Rhys - What a great accomplishment. Time to upgrade the "belt" on the ninja bear!
Amy