Saturday, April 26, 2008

It might be working?!?

Mom and nurse Becca after the Farrell Valve was connected.
They hooked Charlie up to the vent tube about 5:00 p.m. last night. They started by having 40 cc's go through the NJ tube and 10 cc's through the GT tube which sends the formula into his tummy. The red extensions of the tube sends formula to his tummy or problematic stuff up to the vent. I was worried that he would have a tough night since he hasn't had food in his stomach for a long time. Good ole Char is doing fine. He slept from about 11:00 - 4:30 and has responded to the bum pats thoughout the morning. Right now he is getting half of his feeds through each tube. Holding him is a challenge since there are loops of tubes all over. All in all, he's having a good morning.
G-ma Cheryl


Anonymous said...

I sure hope this one does the trick. It is good to hear that things seem to be coming together. Hang in there. We love and miss you.


Anonymous said...

Horray for Grandma Cheryl and sweet Charlie! I'm glad you had a good night. You must be getting very experienced with the bum pats. Praying for a good day!