Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Great Job Breathing!

Landon is on CPAP!! We are so proud of him and sooo happy to snuggle! He made the switch on Friday and I raced down to UofM after work to hold him! (I mean, drove very carefully :) Since Friday he has made lots of progress on the PEEP, from 8 down to 5! He's also requiring an ok amount of oxygen. He was just tired of the ventilator! I really can't express how excited we are to be able to bond with him after so long and all he's been through. Friday night I held him and sang, told him about work, told him how much we loved him & how proud we are, and gave him a pep talk to keep making progress!





One of Landon's favorite nurses, Becky



Next!...Brooklyn has started trialing on the nasal canula! She is such a fiesty girl - she kept pulling her CPAP mask off so the docs figured they'd at least give her a try! She did great for 1 hr yesterday twice (once while Daddy held her) and 2 hour trial today. It's so good to see her face and she is adorable! We're a little partial! :) It is so exciting to see the babies making great progress - there's always that possible bump in the road, but we are on cloud nine right now! Taking it one day at a time!

Brennan has also been a breathing superstar! They are increasing the length of time he's on nasal canula and he was due for 12 hours on canula and 2 hours on CPAP but he did great and didn't need the rest. He's been on it now for over 24 hours! And he's only needed minimal oxygen, about 22% - 21% is breathing room air! Way to go Brennan!

Also, the Jackson CitPat wrote an article about our journey on the FRONT PAGE of the Sunday paper! Here's the link!

7 comments:

Rebecca said...

such exciting news!! your babies are sooo precious.

jag said...

Hooray! They are champs!

ALISHA EDMONDS said...

That's amazing news!!! So glad they are all doing so great!!

The Denby's said...

God's giving everyone something REALLY BIG AND EXTRA this Thanksgiving to be thankful for: The 2 of you and your children!
God Bless as prayers continue...

patrick and mandi said...

That's a GREAT story on you guys!

Mom/Nanny said...

"Honest, mom, I hardly drive over 80"! I don't blame you, I'd be hurrying fast too :)

limpingalong said...

Brooklyn, I understand -- I don't like my CPAP, either! But trust me, baby, it is good for you. Hang in there!