Talk about melting your heart! We now have a brand spanking new room...on the PEDIATRIC Ward. No more Intensive Care Unit for this guy!
The doctors haven't dared give us a time line for going home, and we are looking at what I think is a minimum of two days to see if Nolen can handle feeds over short periods of time before we can lose the GI tube. They might send him home with the GI tube if he can't handle it, but want it to be an easier process for me (instead of having to stand and slowly feed for an hour, it would be much easier to feed for 20 mins). Currently, he has to remain an Eskimo to keep his temp up, and hopefully we can start seeing him warm himself w/o all the extra layers!
Nolen isn't awake or as active as he was or should be, nor is he crying as well as he should. So we have come a long way, and we have a long way to go.
Thank you guys so much for all the support, offers of help, prayers, well wishes and for petitioning others for prayers. I really have been very calm during this whole thing and a lot of it has to do with the fact that I know others are praying for our little one as well.
We are where we are, without oxygen and off the isolette warmer. He is handling the bollus feeds for now.
My milk supply
Nolen can handle increased feedings
Nolen learns to warm himself
The girls continue to have a good time with family
A date to go home