Another beautiful day in Chapel Hill & things are looking just as sunny in the PICU. Isaac had a steady night last night, with his pH & lactate levels slowly working their way towards ideal. They began slowly feeding him breast milk through the NG tube yesterday to test his tolerance for it. So far, it has been successful! The doctors have now increased the amount of milk he will receive. They have decided to wait another week before attempting to extubate again. This will give him time to get stronger as he's now receiving breast milk. Thanks to BAZI, the milk being produced has been rich in color & consistancy, indicating optimum nutrition for Isaac. Also, the respiratory therapists will closely monitor his ventilator settings over the next week, gradually teaching his lungs to function on their own.
We are so grateful for the care Isaac has received here at UNC. All of the doctors & nurses have given him such excellent care, concerned with what is best for our sweet boy rather than trying to hit a certain timeline. We're truly grateful for their care & expertise. As we've been here for three weeks already with several more still to come, friendships are developing with the staff of the PICU. What a blessing! Thank you, Lord, for surrounding our boy with such excellent care! So many people have to travel several hours from all parts of the state & nation to receive treatment here at UNC. We are truly fortunate to have this incredible hospital so close by.
This will be a week of resting & strengthening for our sweet son, giving him some much needed rest after three weeks of procedures & interventions. He looks stronger by the day. Lord, thank you for this beautiful boy! We're eager to see all He has in store for this precious life.
Daddy getting Isaac started off on the right foot. Go Gators!
Mommy giving Isaac a bath. Got to get those neck folds clean!