This morning Walker weighed 2lbs. 12.4ozs and was doing good. He had no episodes over night, but he did have one right before Mommy got there. During rounds this morning the doctors said he looked good, and they were going to try to wean his cannula from 3 liters down to 2.75 liters, they also upped his feeds to 7.5cc per hour. The poor little guy was doing what they call the "turkey neck", because he was refluxing, so the nurse suggested Mommy hold him to help get him more upright. Of course any excuse is a good excuse to hold our sweet little man!
Beth Joyce and Pam Sturm, who Mommy use to teach with, came to visit this morning and they took turns staring at Walker and commenting on how adorable and precious he was(of course Mommy agreed completely)! They loved watching the little guy, who was showing off and opening his eyes and sticking out his sweet little tongue for them. They also took Mommy to lunch, and she got some much needed adult time away from the beeping of the NICU for a little while, such a great visit!
This afternoon Walker was able to breastfeed and did well, he was looking around and alert for most of the time until he started to get a little milk drunk. The nurse weighed him after and the scale kept giving different numbers, so we aren't sure exactly how much he ate but we know it was a pretty good amount. After nursing Walker was pretty tired and he took a pretty good little nap!
He had several bad episodes where he decided that breathing was too much work, and checked out for a little. His favorite respiratory therapist, Charlene, came and sucked him out really well and he seemed to improve for a little while. However, he did have a couple more episodes before Mommy and Daddy left around 8:00 to go get supper. We aren't sure if the episodes are because the little guy doesn't like the lower flow on his cannula, or he doesn't like the increase in his feeds, or it could just be he needs to do a "big job". Whatever the case we are hoping he settles down over night and is able to get some rest!
Please continue to pray for Walker, we try to remember daily Jeremiah 29:11, and know that this is all a part of God's plan for our lil guy!
|Holding on tight!|
|Visit from Beth and Pam|
|Sleeping hard after nursing!|