Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Today was another good day. When I got to the hospital this morning, Caleb's heart rate was 115. I had to ask the nurse if this was ok, this was the lowest I had ever seen it. They said that it was very good. We are moving closer to the "happy place".

We are still working on the night/day switch. I wake him up a few times a day to remind him he is not nocturnal. We hung out for quite a while and he was alert and not crabby.

They weaned his air from 4 liters to 3 liters. They were going to eliminate one dose of diuretic, but decided against it because no one likes to make more than one change to him a day.

We are tentatively planning on a heart catheterization on Monday. They are hoping that this can also serve as the heart catheterization he will require before his second surgery. Every hypoplastic baby needs a heart catheterization before the second surgery. Luckily, he had dinked around long enough that we are close enough to the next surgery to make it work. If everything looks good, that means one less major procedure. We will keep our fingers crossed.


  1. We are rooting for the "happy place"!!
    Think about him and all of you ALL the time. xoxo

  2. I agree with Beth...we think about ALL of you and pray for ALL of you ALL the time. The happy place will soon be here. Hang in there and keep your eyes "up". You have been such an incredible testimony to so many people!!

    God bless you this weekend and next week!