Things look to be lining up nicely for Owen to come home! He is recovering well, and he gets his sutures out today. He's had some redness around the placement of the tube. They gave him some antibiotic to be sure its not infection, and today they say its looking much better. He's tolerating his feedings well so far. He's up to 60ml and the feeding time has been cut down from 2 hrs to 1 hr. He's also feeding less frequently. He's moved from every 3 hrs to every 4 hrs. Monday, they'll try the bottle feeding again with the speech therapist.
He passed his hearing test. He's off the pulmicort - No more meds for breathing and lung development.
Yesterday they started discussing discharge planning with us. They reviewed the steps and talked like it would be soon! We're working hard to get our ducks in a row. We went and purchased our first box of diapers. We got him a cute outfit for his pictures which will be taken at the hospital before he comes home. We're getting the car seat ready for the big test at the hospital. We're trying to get his room and the rest of the house in order.
Its very exciting!! We're praying things comes together and he's home very soon