This morning the doctors said that if he does well all night with his 8cc feeds them tomorrow they will probably remove the PICC line from his arm, which Mommy is really excited about! That will be one less thing that he is hooked up to, and it also means that he will no longer need IV fluids, he will be getting everything he needs from Mommy's milk!
The doctors also decided to up his caffeine intake tomorrow, which they give him through his feeding tube. The reason for doing that is because it allows him to be more awake and work on his breathing to they can hopefully start weening his rate down on his NIPPV-CPAP. He is on a rate of 25 now and the last time they tried to lower his rate to 20 reminder puffs a minute he wasn't too happy. Hopefully increasing his caffeine intake will allow the doctors to be able get his rate down!
Walker also had a great visit from Mommy's best friend Jodie, who hung out with them for most of the day. She even got to change a diaper, she was a little nervous at first, but she did a great job! It was really great for Mommy to get some much needed friend time, and Jodie has been such a HUGE help taking care of the animals, getting the mail and other things around the house, and even helping give Mommy a shower, what a wonderful friend!
Daddy came back from work this afternoon to see his little man with Mimi and Bart, and boy was Walker glad to see Daddy!
Overall today was a great day, and we are really hoping that tomorrow, on his 2 week birthday, Walker will have another wonderful day!