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Thursday, January 19, 2006

One day at a time...

Just a quick update. I popped out of the NICU while Jeffrey’s asleep to post this from Dani’s office at Strong.
Good news. He seems to be responding very well to the vancomycin, an anti-biotic used to treat staph epi and staph aureus. His color looks much better, and they’ve taken him off the ventilator and back to room air via nasal cannula. His hand is a little swollen because he had new IVs put in today. I’m going to head back upstairs to get his afternoon vitals. It’s possible that even with all of this chaos, he could still be gaining weight. Right now he’s getting a lot of sleep and enjoying his new purple vanilla pacifier (thanks Isabella!).
The nurses will be doing a head circumference measurement daily to check for any swelling. Normal growth is about 0.5 – 1.5cm per week. He’ll be due for another head ultrasound next Tuesday.
Thanks for everyone’s concern through phone calls and email. It’s all been very comforting to know that Jeffrey has such a large cheerleading section! We’ll do our best to keep everyone updated. New pictures available at the link on the right.
Vitals: 1240g, head circumference 27cm (no change).

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are definitely with you all. He's got the best support anyone could have. Lorraine

Sue said...

Thank God for a good update! Hoping things continue to look UP!
The binkie movies are awesome, by the way. I love those binkies with the open end, you can see right into baby's little piehole! Cracks me up!

Anonymous said...

fight the good fight!

we're pulling for the three of you....

paul

M.J. Shipley said...

Hang in there little Jeffery! Uncle Shipley and Aunt Ben are pulling for ya!