Sunday, January 16, 2011

extra! extra!

gavin is doing so good lately with the amount of oxygen that he is requiring. if you remember, he was discharged from the nicu on one liter of oxygen (continuous flow). at times, he was anywhere from one and a half liters to two liters. as of today, he fluctuates between just a quarter of a liter and a half of a liter. this is such tremendous progress for him and we are so pleased to report it. also, we have been able to wean down a bit on his prednisalone (his steroid).

in addition to the wonderful progress with his lungs, we are super pleased to report that gavin is also taking full feeds occasionally. there are days we don't have to use his gastric tube, with the exception of using it for his meds. having the gastric tube has really helped get rid of the oral aversion problems that we were facing with g. he doesn't necessarily "love" to eat yet....we're still working on that. but......he's eating. and THAT makes us very happy.

enjoy your sunday....thank you for continuing to keep us in your prayers. they are working. i hope everyone can see that!



  1. I never stop thinking about you guys! I hope everything continues uphill for you and little Gavin!

  2. Tracee that is amazing news about Gavin's oxygen & feeds! Thank you for sharing that. Those were always exciting things to accomplish for my little pediatric patients, so I can't imagine as a mom how great it must feel to see that progress. I know God will give you the strength to keep up your amazing care for Gavin. God bless! -- Sarah Hensiek

  3. Hi Tracee, glad to hear Gavin is doing well. I just read this story in another Mom's blog, and thought you might like it if you haven't seen it already. But make sure you have tissues handy when you do! :-)