Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Brennan's Big Day!

Today Brennan was put on CPAP! They took his breathing tube out (extubated) and he's officially off the ventilator! He had been weaning and on minimal vent settings for just over a week now, and the docs decided today could be his day. They gave him test run, called "sprinting" to see if he was strong enough. They take off some of the vent (tube still in place) and see if he breathes on his own or if he'd get too tired. He made it for just over 3 hours sprinting so they decided to after reporting (4pm). The process only took about 10 minutes and he's been tube free since! He is still needing help with oxygen and some pressure behind the oxygen flow, but doing great! Here's some pictures of our little man, the CPAP superstar!!



Before



View through the porthole! :)



Holding onto his mask. It's pretty secure, so he can hold on as much as he wants!

video

Video of Brennan sneezing and checking out his new CPAP gear.

11 comments:

Rebecca said...

wow, what an amazing accomplishment for brennan! praising the Lord for such a milestone!
as always, continuing to pray for your family.
oh yeah, hailey sure was an adorable witch/ballerina/princess!

melanie said...

yippeee!

ALISHA EDMONDS said...

such amazing news that Brennan is doing so well!! I'm so happy for you all. Hopefully the others will follow very soon!!

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Britt said...

It looks even more constricting, but it is still way exciting!! His eyes are beautiful!

The Denby's said...
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The Denby's said...

Our God is an Awesome God!

jag said...

He IS a superstar! I'm so happy for him!

Esther and Brian said...

Precious little sweetheart! Not that they did not before, but they are really starting to look like bigger babies! Love how he was looking around and checking things out on the video...hope to get all good news in the future, too...

You go, little CRAP star!

Lora & Bev said...

YEA FOR BRENNAN, THAT IS SO GREAT AN ANOTHER ACCOMPLISHMENT THE LORD HAD A HAND IN, W/MORE TO COME YOUR WAY. WE R SO VERY HAPPY FOR HIM AN YOU ALL. HAILEY IS SURE A GREAT BIG SISTER AN I NO THAT THOSE BABY'S WILL BE WELL TOOKEN CARE OF BY HER. WELL YOU ALL TAKE CARE AN WE R SENDIN OUR PRAYERS OUT FOR U ALL. LORA & BEV

Ang said...

awesome! he is like what is the heck is this thing haha

Esther and Brian said...

Hi...just watched an episode of Supernanny where she was helping a family with twin boys that were born at 23 weeks...1lb5oz, down to 15.5oz after birth...they were three years old now and I tell you, they were so healthy and had no medical issues (according to the Mom). They had a rough ride in the hospital, of course, but truly did great! Miracle Boys! Hope you find this insiprational! Just wanted to share...