My life as a Mommy of 4 little boys

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Preston has moved to special care!!!

Preston is finally healthy!!!  No more breathing issues, he is still on antibiotics but will get his last dose of those at about 2am and after his blood work in the morning he should get off the IV completely!  Last step until he can come home....learning to eat!  He has now been moved out of the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) to special care :)

I feel so much better about him being down here.  I was there for the 1:30 feeding up in the NICU and again they refused to let him try and bottle feed or nurse, he hasn't really been able to since that first feeding 2 days ago!  So we moved down after that and I met his new nurse who was great, saw his room which is a private room just for him where we can stay with him overnight if we want.  I would love to but with the 3 boys at home and Mark having to work I don't know how much I will be able to :(  But I decided to run Mark and the boys home and come back for his 4:30 feeding which his rate was a little high but they let him bottle feed anyway!  The nurse did the first part then burped him and gave him to me.  He did really well but ended up taking about 30ml...he's now on 65ml per feed.  So the rest went into his feeding tube and then he got his 2nd to last dose of antibiotics, I pumped and then ran to get me some dinner.  I got back a little before his 7:30 feed and got to do his diaper and all of that then again his rate was just a bit high but the nurse let me do his entire feed alone :)  He ended up taking 57ml out of the 65ml!!!!  He did awesome!  I barely had to pace him, he did most of it...which is not letting him take too many drinks without stopping to breathe because at first he would just suck suck suck and not stop to breathe, he's already figuring it out.

They are doing a bath tonight before his 10:30 feed so I decided to stay and watch that and then do his 10:30 feed then I'll head home.  Right now he's sleeping peacefully and his respiratory rate is perfect.  The nurse said she thinks it will just be a couple days, he's getting it fast!  This is the first time they've said something so close. I hope she's right, he's ready to come home I know it!!

Pics to come later :)


  1. That is the best news I have heard!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!

  2. Love this news Beth! Preston is doing soo well so proud of him :) <3

  3. :) <3 hearing this news. Soon he'll be home. YAY! :)

  4. Yay!!! So glad that he is doing well!