today was a big day for Lewis... They took out his venitilator around 11:00 this morning & he is doing great without it in. He is finally looking more & more like the baby i had two weeks ago. They replaced the ventilator with a tube that sits at the bottom of his nose (much better than a tube down the throat) that helps give him oxygen. They are no longer giving him Fentanyl (the drug for pain and that made him sleepy) they lowered his doses yesterday since they wanted him to wake up more so he would start breathing on his own. I personally didnt like him awake & alert while he had the breathing tube in because he kept trying to gag himself... but he made it through & we are praying he wont have to go back on the respirator again. Also they had to stop giving him my breastmilk yesterday so he wouldnt throw up anything while they took the tube out but now he is back on my milk!! we are starting over at 1cc an hour & will go up 1cc every 6 hours till we are at 10cc... Also they said we may start to try & bottle feed him soon. I really hope this works out so we wont have to go home with a feeding tube. Also i may get to hold him soon now that he is off the ventilator!! i cant wait to have him in my arms again... its been way too long.
He is finally able to be wrapped up in a blanket again... his favorite.