Snoozing to Baby Einstein.
Nicholas had a good day today. He has been on a continuous drip of half a cc of milk an hour since yesterday afternoon and has been digesting it. His night nurse told me early this morning he had a small residual but his day nurse said she didn't find any when she did his assessments during the day. Woo hoo! This is great news. Hopefully he will continue to digest it and increase the amount he can tolerate. And that also means the surgery was a success.
He also had good urine output. He was taken off of Dopamine last night and his output slowed down so they put him back on it at a level of 5. This is what they call the renal dose and it helps the kidneys. He is still on a dose of Laxis every 8 hours. His output for the last 24 hours was 5.6 cc per kg per hour. He still has some edema, swelling, but if he keeps peeing at this rate it should be gone soon and he looks so much better. It is hard to remember how small he really is since he has been swollen for 3 weeks. He will be a little guy again soon.
He is still on the oscillator but the settings and his oxygen level are good. They want to keep him on it until the edema is gone. They think it will be easier for him to adjust to the regular ventilator without having the extra fluid. He was switched back to the vent the day before we had our big scare so I have no problem waiting.
Everyone cross your fingers that he continues down this path and doesn't scare us again.