Sucking on his paci.
No Nasal IMV!
Nicholas had a big day today. They decided to try him on Vapotherm. This gives him a high flow of oxygen through his nose but he isn't getting any breaths. So he is doing all the breathing himself just getting a big flow of air coming in. They have the IMV at his bedside still just in case he needs to go back on that.
He is up to 13.5ml an hour of milk which is full feeds! They discontinued his IV fluids so he is getting only milk. They weaned his hydrocortizone a little again. He also had a pacifier that he was sucking away on.
Mommy got to do Kangaroo Care for the first time today. He slobbered all over the tape holding his feeding tube in place so it came out and I got milk all over my chest. That's ok, they just put it back in and he was good to go. He was cold so I didn't get to kangaroo for long.
It was a very big day for him. He is on a better breathing machine and he is at full feeds. Please pray that he continues to move forward.