Friday, June 26, 2009

One Month!

Happy one-month birthday, Bryce! Well, sort of. Christie and I have been eagerly awaiting this day for weeks, because we knew that 98% of micro-preemies who survive the first month also survive the first two years. However, we now find ourselves fixated on that 2%: every minor hiccup Bryce experiences is magnified a hundredfold.

Thankfully, we haven't experienced any gut-wrenching drops on the preemie roller coaster during the past two days. In fact, Bryce has been doing great! Yesterday, he was breathing room air (no extra oxygen) for most of the day. Today, they lowered the settings on his high-frequency ventilator, and he handled it really well, so they decided to move him to a standard ventilator late this afternoon! Christie and I were thrilled; Bryce seems much calmer when he's on the regular vent. He's still trying to kick the dopamine (blood pressure meds), but I'm hoping the ventilator switch might lead to a positive change in this area as well. Go, twinkie! Print this post

1 comment:

  1. Happy 1-month b-day Bryce.

    Christine and Jason,
    Ask the NICU folks if a nurse named Robin works there still. She was one of my Nick's nurses almost 14 years ago.

    Keep fighting Bryce.
    Beth Hentges