Friday, March 28, 2008

Early morning update :/

Charlie woke up from a wonderful nap about 30 minutes ago. His O2 levels were dropping slightly during the night which kept setting off his alarms. We think that this was partially due to his positioning but they finally got to the point where the nurse decided they needed to be supplimented a bit. She put him on a nasal cannula which made him less than thrilled and he promptly woke up. Once he woke up, his levels shot up to the high 90's and she took the cannula off. He was only on it for a very brief period of time. Since he was awake, Jenny changed his diaper(which was a good one so they say), vented him, and checked his residuals which were less than 10! That is awesome for Charlie. That means his body is tolerating the feedings a bit better and in a few hours when he is less agitated, they will try and up them a little. Right now he is trying to calm himself down until his next round of meds which will be in about 15 minutes. Other than that, he has had a fairly decent night. His mama should be happy! -Shani

5 comments:

Suz said...

Thanks for the updates and the photos shani! Sounds like drinking the redbull paid off!

Anonymous said...

Wow, It sounds like you guys had a good night and that's great to hear. Charlie is so sweet and by the sound of things he is getting better everyday. It's great that Rob and Angel will have so many people to help when they go home. Keep up the good work Charlie. You all are truly a blessing. Hugs and Prayers from Missouri.

Trish said...

Thanks for the pics, Shani! Glad it was a good night for all.

Meghan said...

you are a freak, but i did love the nights update...it gives us a good idea what the entire process is through the night. i am pleased with your vigor to learn about it so you can be helpful.

Anonymous said...

morning charlie. glad to see you had a good night. Will be thinking of you all day. keep up the good work. your lucky to have so many great people around you that care so much. i'll check in on ya later buddy.