Monday, July 10, 2006
Quick Recovery...That Was Not Fun! But God Is Good!
Lincoln did well recovering from the lung scare. He is now breathing on his own again without the assistance of oxygen. He still has his chest tube in because it was leaking fluid. It should be taken out in a day or two. Yesterday was a great day for recovery....Kristen finally got to hold Lincoln for the first time. It's been tough waiting for 4 weeks but it was sooooo worth it. Lincoln started back on his feeding when mom got to hold him and he wasted no time getting it down while she fed him. Although Lincoln is feeding again after 24 hours, he is quickly remembering that the Pregestimil tastes terrible! He does not like to finish his bottle and they are trying to increase the amount he gets each feeding. He has to be able to eat a full 45 cc's. He is currently at 26 cc's but he only likes to eat about half that amount....so the rest they have to put into his NG tube. Pray that he can eat his whole meal on his own because this is a huge part of proving he is ready to go home. They have started switching the rest of his IV medication over to an oral version which he will be able to go home on until his next surgery. Continue to pray that this transition goes smooth. Uncle Sam & Aunt Michelle came again this weekend and got to see him extubated for the first time...that was fun! Thanks for praying us through the last 48 hours...GOD IS GOOD! We will chat soon...we love you all! J&K
Posted by Lincoln Michael Carter at 10:41 AM