Friday, July 14, 2006
So Far So Good!
Well...Steady as she goes. Lincoln is doing great! They finally took his final chest tube out and there hasn't been any accumulation of air or fluid...so far. Since he has had that chest tube out he is not experiencing as much pain as before....and you can tell he is more comfortable by the way he acts. Feeding is going great also. Lincoln is at full feeds (46 cc's). He has started to drink the whole bottle on his own now...well, when he feels like it or when mom is feeding him. He sometimes dozes off while eating still and does not finish. Cardiac babies get real tired while eating. They burn a lot of calories and eating is like running a marathon to them...so that is why he falls asleep. Speaking of calories...they are increasing the calories in the formula to get him stronger. He is now getting vitamins too. They stopped the Milrinone (heart medication) IV drip and switched over to an oral version! So, currently there are no more medications or any thing going through his IVs. They will keep them in though because they sometimes need to replace minerals he expels when he pees...like potassium and calcium. For now the plan is to monitor him and his heart as he grows and wait until he is stable enough to go home. Continue to pray for all of those requests we have been mentioning in the previous updates and the new ones today. Hey...Lincoln's buddy Wayne came to visit yesterday...I think Link liked his beard. Talk to you all soon...we love you all! J&K
Posted by Lincoln Michael Carter at 9:09 AM