Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Owen weighs 5 lbs and 11 oz. They're going to do a swallow study tomorrow to make sure he's not aspirating. He went up again today to 30ml while feeding with the speech therapist. He seems to be doing really well with his sucking and swallowing. No spit ups. But they still want to be sure. 

The oxygen setup is gone. It was at his bedside on standby, but they've moved it away. They're talking about discontinuing his medications for breathing and lung development because he continues to do so well. They've stopped the breathing treatments to start. They'll monitor and make sure he's good without them. Then they'll move on to the diuretic or the caffeine. The last to go will be the steroid. 
Owen is doing well with bottle feeding. He started at 10 ml, and has gone up everyday. He's at 25 ml as of yesterday. The speech therapist will work with him today to make sure he's on the right track. 
He weighs 5.67 lbs. He's 17 inches long now.