I know lauren already mini-updated you girls but I will tell you again..Lol

on wednesday they had taken him off his respirator and moved him to an oxygen hood. And they had him under the bili-lights for his jaundice. They were feeding him 10ml of breastmilk.

On thursday morning they took him off the bili-lights and gave him a different respirator that was only giving him 30% oxygen (room oxygen is 21%) so they werent giving him much and they took out his feeding tube and started giving him 15ml. By that afternoon he was doing so well they took him off the respirator all together and started giving him 20ml.

This afternoon they took him off the lipids (fats) he was getting through his iv and started feeding him 25ml. He is still on the warmer because he can't regulate his temperature yet, but he was doing so much better today. His temperature stayed normal the whole time I held him today.

At this point he is really close to coming home..

In order to come home he has to..
-be eating 30ml
-be able to regulate his body temperature
-be taken off the iv (they are still giving him fluids but they are weening him off them)

so yeah, he is really close..I will have him home at the beginning of the week more than likely.

I am going to be adding pictures periodically to my livejournal so you girls can go see them there. I added some yesterday so if you havent seen them yet the .U.R.L is..

Http://www.Livejournal.Com/users/mushinabo x (don't forget about the caps thing)
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replied December 4th, 2004
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*sings* he'll be home for christmas... Wink
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replied December 4th, 2004
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Aww that's great! Smile adorable pictures sweetie. He looks great. And so do u. Congrats. Ur baby boy is beautiful.
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replied December 4th, 2004
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Can't wait til you get him home, so glad you got to hold him.
Holding your baby for the first time is so special, i'm really glad I held .Oliver.
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replied December 4th, 2004
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I didnt even think of that lauren!!

Yeah!! Nathaniel will be home for christmas!!! Woohoo!!!

Michelle, did you get him a "babys first christmas" outfit?
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replied December 4th, 2004
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See, thats what I get for not being on in a while...
Congrats michelle and I hope the best for you and the baby!


Ciara
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replied December 4th, 2004
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Hi, ciara hows things going?
Is amari (sp) ok too?
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replied December 4th, 2004
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Ooo he's so precious!!!

I wanna hold him!!!! Plzzzzzzzz lol

i can't wait till u can bring him home

lots of love to you both

christina
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replied December 4th, 2004
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Congrats michelle and I am glad you and baby are doing well!! He is a fighter!!
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replied December 4th, 2004
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Yay!! That's so great to hear!! I don't know your whole story, but it looks like everything is going to work itself out!! I'll put some prayers inf ro your little one today at church. Smile if you don't mind!!
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replied December 4th, 2004
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kia_breizzze wrote:
hi, ciara hows things going?

Is amari (sp) ok too?


heyyyyyy! Everythings fine and amari is doing great!

And you?
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Im glad everything is going well. I have been through all of this not once but twice.. I send my love and prayers with you for the both of you.
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replied December 4th, 2004
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Awwwww he is sooo cute
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Im glad to see he is coming home mon... Congrats again mommy
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replied December 5th, 2004
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Congrats michelle. Im glad he will be home for x-mas~!!
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