Thursday, December 3, 2009

All Aglow

From Vent Clinic! Yep, another marvelous vent clinic trip. As I've said before, I love going to vent clinic because the doctors usually only have good things to say. Today, no exception. Blood gases were marvelous, x-ray marvelous, weight gain not marvelous but sufficient. He gained 4 grams a day--the goal was 5-6, and since they want him on the skinny side anyhow, they were happy.

They also said we could drop his overnight CPT treatment, and...they said we could try some off-the-vent trials. I tried this a few months ago, and the longest he could go was 30 seconds. I would be perfectly happy if he could just go two minutes off the vent--that would be enough to let him run out and get the mail, or look at the sunset, or if we had to transport him quickly in an emergency situation. We'll give it a try...if Dakin doesn't do well, then we won't do it.

Anyhoo, all in all everything was great. Dr. C said he was impressed, which means a lot from a doctor, you know?

AND, we were given the green light to do some pretty exciting (for us anyway) things. More about that later!!

8 comments:

TMI Tara said...

So glad everything went well! I'm excited to hear how he does with the off-the-vent trials.

Victoria Strong said...

Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! And I'm very curious what you have up your sleeve???

Kristen said...

Always love to hear good news! Hoping all goes well for the trials!

Sue O'Neill (Casey and Colin's Mom) said...

Great check up! WTG!

Mandy said...

That sounds like such good news!! I haven't been peeking in for awhile so I got all caught up. LOVE the Elmo thing!! That is a great idea and so much fun for him! Way to go!!

Dorie Howell said...

That all sounds great. Good for Dakin for developing so well.

Kristy said...

Glad you got lots of good news!

Sara said...

Hey Devon, I have a question ~ since you have a toddler, how do they do blood gasses? I know when R was in the NICU they took it from her belly button, and I am just being curious. I am always amazed at how much it takes to care for a special needs child. You are such a good mommy, Dakin is a lucky little guy to have you!

Love ya!

xoxox~