Sunday, July 16, 2006
We Just Need To Eat!
Hello to all...Lincoln is doing wonderful. The cardiologists gave him the green light to go home in regards to his heart. We are now just waiting for the NICU Dr's to give us the ok. There is basically one thing keeping him in the hospital...eating. They have removed all of Lincolns tubes, wired and IV's and he is not hooked up to anything other that his heart monitor. He is almost a free bird. He is also getting all his medications orally. Lincoln is now at 52 cc's of Pregestimil. Unfortunately he is still eating about 1/2 to 3/4 of that amount before he gets pooped out. Every once in a while (maybe 3 out of 8 times a day) he will drink his whole bottle on his own. The Dr's what him to be able to drink his whole bottle every feeding. The reason for this is that Lincoln spends so much energy trying to eat that he can sometime burn to many calories and be nutritionally unstable. Thay want him to learn to drink it all while in the hospital so they can monitor his nutrition and build up his reserve and stamina so it is more safe to go home. Please pray that he gets stronger and drinks his whole bottle every time. The though of going home brings a lot of emotion to the surface...past and present. Pray for us as we adjust to the possibilities of going home soon and how that will affect us. Ben, Rachel, Laurel Dhillon came to visit this week and it was great to see them again. We will give you an update as soon as there are any changes. We love you all! J&K
Posted by Lincoln Michael Carter at 10:06 AM