Thursday, August 21, 2008

Saturday

There is a reason we never say discharge dates out loud around here because they always seem to change as soon as you do. Dr. Hawkins came in to check on Jack this morning and said they are thinking we'll discharge on Saturday now instead of Friday. It seems they thought they could do his PKU blood test on Friday, but I guess they can't do it 'til Saturday so they decided to keep us an extra day rather than make us come back up. We feel very good about that. It also gives us a little more time to work on his feeding.

Speaking of feeding, this morning when I gave Jack his bottle at 6:00 he managed to get down 28 cc's all on his own! He probably could have kept going but we decided not to wear him out too much so he can hopefully do it again when the speech therapist comes this morning. That is such huge progress since the last few attempts he's only managed around 5 cc's out of the 48 that he needs to consume. It also means that he is exhausted and he has been sleeping really well for the last little while so I could catch up on some sleep myself.

5 comments:

Erin said...

I am so glad that Jack is eating good. It will make life much easier if he can take the bottle.

How exciting that Jack might go home this weekend. Who would have thought a few weeks ago how strong your little one would be. He must have good parents...

Still praying for you!

Brammer Family said...

Practice makes perfect. :) You're all doing great!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear all of the good news day after day over the past couple of weeks. I'm sure it'll keep coming....

Keep up the good work....all of you.

Short

Anonymous said...

HI Aimee, it's me Theresa Trujillo. Check your yahoo email. I sent you a message.

Melanie (Mama, Mimi) said...

I cannot believe that Jack is almost ready to go home. THat is wonderful news. I am sure you are both thrilled with how well everything is going. We hope it continues!