Friday, January 4, 2008
Food, Glorious...... Glucose Water!?!?!?!?
Nolan is beginning to get some of the tangle of wires removed. The nose piece for the oxygen came off and along with that went the tape that was itching his cheeks. Also removed was a tube from the opposite end. For all the men out there, it was quick and painless and Nolan didn't even flinch. Three IV's and one drain to go. The moment I dreaded has arrived though. His eyes are swollen shut. It is SO pitiful. This can last for a couple of days and then the bruising will begin indicating that healing is taking place. He also got to enjoy 2 ozs of glucose water. This did not cut if for my boy that drinks 28 ozs of formula and eats oatmeal, fruit, veggies, and a main dinner dish everyday. In an hour he will get 2 more ounces. He needs to hold this down for several hours before moving on to formula. It is a start. He is back to sleep and enjoying a bottle in his dreams; his little lips haven't stopped sucking. I guess hope of giving up the paci anytime soon have been dashed. Daddy, Reagan, and Grammy are on their way to the hospital. Reagan will not visit today, but we will hang out in the lobby while Grammy gets to visit and then Bill will take over for a shift and I am going home to play with my girl, take a bath and rest up. Tomorrow we may be evicted out of the PICU so I want to be rested up for that. I want to take a second to thank you all for the comments you have left here, the email we have received, the phone calls, and all the prayers and thoughts that have been sent our way. It is a comfort to think of friends and family around the world (yep, Nolan has international friends) thinking good thoughts for our little buddy. We are so lucky.