Monday, October 21, 2013

Baby Boy is Stable

Alisha and I went to the hospital last night to spend some time with our little boy. When we got there his eyes were wide open and we could seem them moving around and following our shape as we moved in front of the white background behind us. Unfortunately we didn't bring a video camera with us this time, so you'll just have to use your imagination until we can capture it again.

The past few days they said that the number of heartbeat drops he'd had increased. However the nurses also realized that it had increased as they'd increased his food intake. He is up to 5-6mL of milk every 3 hours, and they were feeding it to him over a 5-minute span. One of the night shift nurses tried feeding him the same amount over a 15-minute span and said he did much better with almost no drops. They suspect that his drops were caused by taking in food too quickly, so now he's fed by a machine-controlled syringe instead of one that's held by a person as you might have seen in a previous video. They only use a machine so that they can accurately control the food intake without having to stand there for 15 minutes.

He is healthy! God is continuing to work in this little boy's life, and as you can see from the previous post he's throwing in lots of surprises along the way.

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear he's doing well and they were able to figure out what was causing the heartbeat drops.
    Love you, three!