Monday, February 23, 2009

Feb. 23 - No Cast and No Bad Infections

Good news to report today on both Wendy and Colton. Wendy's cultures came back and indicated that there are no bad infections hanging out in her incision. This is great news as C-section wounds tend to be one of the top causes of major infections. They will likely keep Wendy until her incision shows good signs of healing. On the positive side, she is just 2 floors away from Colton and can visit him anytime.

I visited with Wendy and Colton and got to hold the little guy a while. Well, the x-rays showed that his right arm has healed nicely and the cast was removed! He is moving that arm real well so we don't anticipate any long term effects of the broken arm. In fact, the ortho doc has essentially discharged him.

They went up on Colton's feeds again (33ml) and he will have an Occupational Therapist (OT) consult tomorrow to begin bottle feeding. First feed is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. and Wendy is planning to give him his first bottle. The neonatologist is projecting discharge between 36-38 weeks gestational age and we are at 33 weeks 2 days today. So we are looking at probably another 3 weeks and he can finally come home where he belongs.

More updates tomorrow....Love Bret, Wendy, Sydney and Colton


Pam said...

Good news all around!!! The prayers continue!

Lora said...

Yay Wendy! Yay Colton! It was great to see you last night.