Thursday, September 2, 2010

All Things Joshua

Here is an update on all things Joshua!

  • He got his chest drain removed today. The only thing he is hooked up to is his heart monitors, pulse ox monitor, and the NG tube (nose feeding tube.) Praise God!!!! :o)
  • His O2 Sats have stayed in the mid 80's which is great!
  • His heartrate has stayed in the mid 150's- also great!
  • He has nursed exceptionally well without pooping out. So excited to be able to nurse- totally was not expecting to be able to!
  • He is wearing his first outfit today!
  • He tracks and squacks at his mobile and gets mad when he loses sight of the blue swirly one.
  • When he's not doped up on methadone, he is seriously the sweetest baby on the face of the earth.
  • When he is doped up on the methadone the kid sleeps for 6 hours at a time without moving a muscle.
  • He is receiving continuous feeds throughout the day of my milk and a couple feedings are fortified with extra calories. (I'm not sure about the specifics, sorry Kim W.) :o)
  • I'm pretty sure he loves his mama but can't wait for some daddy time this weekend!! :o)
  • Overall he is doing great!!!!

13 comments:

Susan said...

What a great update! I'm so happy for you that he's nursing for you. Praise God!

BlessedMommy said...

I'm still keeping up with you guys!!!! I am so excited he nused!!!! That is so inspiring!!!!

Michele said...

He is doing great! So glad you are nursing without issues. I don't think you will be in Indy when Maxson comes up for surgery! Praise God for such a smooth recovery for Joshua.

Leah said...

I'm so glad to hear everything is going well for all of you! He is just the cutest little thing EVER!

Stefenie said...

Hooray Joshua!! So glad that things are going well! Still praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Praise God for all the good news! You and Joshua will be home in no time! Congrats on the nursing-I was so happy when I was told I could nurse Jamie as well. I will continue to pray for your family.
Love,
Shannan
proud mommy to Jamie (PA/IVS)

Anonymous said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! What a little miracle. Praying for continued healing, holding and loving.

melissa

Paula Blackstone said...

So glad to read this latest posting - I am tearing up from joy. Prayers will continue. Kiss my little Popeye. See you soon.

Amy Bennett said...

What a great update! Go Josh! So thrilled you've been able to nurse - I was so sad I wasn't able to, so I'm always excited to hear of an HLHS baby who actually can!

Grey-Eyed Mom said...

He's such a little fighter! I am over the moon that you are able to actually nurse him.

Veronica said...

He is doing so incredibly well, I am thanking God for this wonderful update!! Is it hard to get situated to nurse with the extra tubes? I can only hope my son will be nursing too! (2wks5days left til delivery)

The Real Life of a Red Head said...

veronica- the only thing he has hooked up to him is the feeding tube, heart monitors and the pulse ox monitor. those cords can be a little pesky, but nothing that can't be worked around! just swaddle him up in blankets really tight and it should be good! :o)

leah said...

Joshua, you are absolutely beautiful, just like your big brother and big sister! Glad you are doing to wonderfully, keep it up! Still praying for you and your Mom and Dad, Caleb and Hannah too! Love you all!

 
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