Our internet went down yesterday so I wasn't able to update!
Caleb has had a rough few days. Tuesday they started him back on oral feeds. At his 10:30 pm feeding, he choked on some of his feeding and some of the formula went into his lungs. They couldn't get him breathing enough on his own and they had to put him back on the respirator. They started him on some medicine to break up the fluid in his lungs. He will be getting a G-tube in the week or two and he will go home with the G-tube. They are going to try to take him off the respirator today. He looks great. He is acting like himself. He is annoyed to have that tube down his throat again. Good dr talked to Caleb's neurosurgeon a few days ago. They decided to leave the VAD in Caleb's head until he is about 1 year old. About 10% of the baby with grade 4 IVHs have another flare up in the first year.
Baby #2 update:
The surgery went well. I have to take it easy until my follow-up appointment Monday afternoon. They gave me an epidural and some goods drugs and I slept through most of the surgery. Everyone is spoiling me! Kim and Marie made us food. Hedda sent me flowers. Rachel took me to see Caleb since I wasn't suppose to drive. Cary has been my slave. It's great!
Oops - I forgot to mention that my mom got us food too!
Sorry I've been on percocet for 3 days!