Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Today, Caleb is one month old!

Today was another good day. Caleb was being good enough to try two changes today. They changed his second dose of diuretic over to oral today. They also dropped his oxygen volume down to 2 liters. The nurse practioner said we were going to "push him a little" and see what happens. Caleb and I had a chat and I reminded him that he needs to tolerate changes or we will be in Ann Arbor even longer.

Caleb got his stitches for his chest closure removed today. His scar is healing nicely. He was mad when they were removing them, but he did not drop his oxygen levels. Later in the afternoon, I asked the nurse practioner if I was just looking for positive signs that weren't there or if it seems like he doesn't bottom out when he gets mad like he used to. She said that he does seem to be regulating himself better. I will consider that more good news!

This afternoon, when Caleb woke up from his nap and they took his afternoon vitals, he had a seriouse, full purple-faced, breath holding meltdown. As soon as the nurse was finished, I picked Caleb up and put him over my shoulder. He calmed right down. I nearly cried I was so happy. I can soothe him now and he knows that I am Mom. I'm pretty sure methadone is still better than Mom, but I can live with that for now!


  1. Mom calms, comforts, and soothes. Methadone helps kill pain. In addition, I think what Mom does helps Methadone do its job better :o) Hugs!

  2. Happy Birthday, Caleb. Here's hoping your second month is spent at home and pain free.
    Love, Aunt Marie