Today marks 14 days at Children's and I finally got to hold Ramsey!!
They needed to weigh him today so they moved his bed out and a new one with a scale in. Someone had to hold him during the transition....luckily, it was me!! :) I was so nervous and tense that it seemed like he weighed 50 lbs. instead of 8 lbs. 5 oz. He's still retaining some fluid, so that's why his current weight is so much higher than his birth weight.
Today, they have continued on weaning of the Nitric Oxide and the Morphine. His vent settings are pretty low; they could technically remove the vent sooner, but they won't until the Nitric Oxide is complete. Once he is done with the Nitric Oxide, we should be able to hold him again!
The next step will be to start on feedings. Feedings will be his biggest issue now, which in the scheme of things is nothing compared to what he has already gone through. Hopefully he will be as successful at eating as he has been with each of his other challenges. If not, he may need a G-tube, but if it comes to that, we know it is temporary and that he has it because he needs it.
I'm so thankful for good days and for the prospect of having him at home with us as soon as he's ready! It's a rough estimate, but we may be able to bring him home in another month. What a blessing that day will be!