Monday, April 25, 2011
a big week.
it has really been the first week with no setbacks at all. he has truly progressed every day and it has felt like a miracle.
yesterday, i got to give crosby his first bath! amazing that at 7 weeks he just was well enough to be bathed for the first time! (he had been getting baths with warm wipes, but this was his first bath in water) we had an amazing nurse over the weekend and she created a wonderful set up for his bath that included bubbling water to massage his back! he loved every minute of it and it is a memory i will cherish for the rest of my life.
at 34 weeks, he weighs about 4 1/2 pounds.
he was weaned down from high flow oxygen to a much lower flow and is doing great.
they were able to remove his centrally placed IV and he is now without any IV access!
and i have been able to try to start to nurse him. he has not really taken to it yet, but it makes me feel like i have a much more vital and motherly role in his care. it is wonderful. we are praying that he learns to nurse soon, as that will be one of the most crucial requirements for discharge.
we could never thank you all enough for all of your support and encouragement. daily we are astounded and humbled by the amazing community we have praying for and supporting us. thank you!