Our little guy is doing wonderful with his new settings on the respirator. As you can see, he is alert and cute as can be. Grady's first day with the pressure down, was a little tiring on him. He slept a lot that day. But the very next day, you would never have guessed the doctors had changed anything. He is working a little harder to breath on his own, but he is getting it. Once he is comfortable with this new pressure, they will move it down again. Soon, Grady will be doing all the work and that is when they will start trying him off the machine.
As we expected, Grady is taking two bottles a day and they moved his amount up to 30 mls. This is a large step for him, as well. It appears they will increase his amounts before they increase more feeding times with a bottle. This little man is really enjoying his bottle. Now, if you kiss him too close to his lips, he is expecting a bottle to fill his opened mouth. It is too cute, watching him turn his little head with great expectations. There might be some real issues if the pacifier were not flavored vanilla. That seems to still make him happy when he is not getting food across his tongue.
As for Grady's growth, he is 10.36 lbs and 19.75 inches long. He is beginning to outgrown his newborn clothes. His 0-3 month clothes are beginning to fit him much better and he is filling them out quite nicely. It is such a blessing to see his little arms and legs plump up. Within the next few days, his unit will be out of isolation and we will no longer require the beautiful yellow gowns. That will be sooooo wonderful. Those things are pretty hot and I am not complimenting them. For such a thin product, they sure keep the cool air out. I guess that was their design.
Well, that is all for now. Please know how grateful we are for all of your support. These have been growing times for us and it is such a wonderful feeling knowing that you all are there praying for Grady and his family. We love each and every one of you. Having your support and prayers has carried us a long way.