Lochlan is loving not having the tube down his throat. So much so he went from being on CPAP to high flow!!!! WOOOOOO-HOOOOOO! I'm so very proud of him. He's doing so great. Prayers needed to keep him on the upswing.
Last night I went in to visit him about 8pm and got to help give him a bath. It's not much a bath really more like a quick wipe down...but he tolerated it well. AND I got to see him without anything covering his face as his nurse, Christine, cleaned it. Such a cutie.
His O2 was at 30% when I left for the night.
When I went in this morning, I had another great surprise. Alyssa, his nurse was like, oh he's doing so well, he's on high flow now...I was like, "fabulous" not really knowing what that meant and still expecting to see the nose mask. Yay - no nose mask needed. The CPAP was keeping his lungs inflated and providing oxygen whereas the high flow still helps keep them open, but at a much gentler rate. He has to breathe on his own for both. And now he doesn't have much covering his handsome little face. Just the prongs in his nose and taped to his cheeks.
He was a crying a little because he was hungry and knew it was lunch time!! He has the smallest little cry right now. It's still pretty hoarse from having been intubated for so long. But even his tiny cry is cute.
That big syringe is his milk. 18 mils (or cc's Danielle!)
Unfortunately we didn't get to have our snuggle today but I am totally okay with that. They want to make sure he's tolerating the changes with being on high flow. Tomorrow, fingers crossed we'll have our snuggle. I can't wait.
I'm hoping to take Abby in to see her brother today. She can only go on Sundays and she had been asking to see him earlier in the week. Another 7 days would be a long time to wait! I'm going to try to take some video and post it later on.
Thank you for your continued prayers. Lochlan is truly a miracle. Last night his nurse told me that most babies born after a pro-lasped cord don't make it. Lochlan proves time and time again that he is meant to be here. First with the ruptured membranes, and hanging out for 4 weeks after in my belly and then being born after a pro-lapsed cord...and having really immature lungs...he is amazing. And I know I've said it before, but such an inspiration.
He is definitely destined for greatness.