Thursday, February 02, 2006

Caleb update

Caleb is continuing to improve.

He had a few episodes of apnea (not breathing) the past few days. His lungs looked little a nasty on the last X-ray. He will be getting lasiks every 12 hours for 3 days to clear up his lungs. They also put him back on the CPAP for about 3 days.

He is now getting 20ccs of formula every 4 hours (full feeds are about 75ccs). He is still getting all of his formula through a feeding tube. Since he is eating enough to get nutritional value from his feedings, they have started cutting back his IV fluids. They started him on reglan today to help his gut process the food.

He is doing better with his poop! He made 2 nice dirty diapers for his nurses yesterday. He will still get enemas every 12 hours until the Cystic Fibrosis test results are back - should be any day now.

If he continues to tolerate his feeds, he will be back transferred to Gwinnett soon.

2 comments:

Lucy Henry said...

Caleb is just doing so good. Loved the part of him giving the nurses a couple of dirty diapers.

Hedda said...

Just wanted to say Hi. :)