Tuesday, July 5, 2011
One Month Birthday!
Today Cohen is officially one month old! Just like last week, I can't believe it! He has come so far through so many things and we are so proud of him. This morning they decided to switch him back to his regular ventilator. While the oscillator was doing what they wanted, opening up his lungs more, he just really wasn't tolerating it well at all. The night nurse had to give him several doses of morphine to settle him down because he was really fighting the ventilator. He was up to 90% on his oxygen which is way higher than he has been. He also wasn't tolerating being moved or touched at all, he would drop his heart rate and oxygen pretty significantly. So this morning they made the switch back and right now he is on 40% oxygen and his blood gases are good! One of his favorite nicu nurses has him today and she fought to get him back on this ventilator which he seems to be doing much better on. While he still drops his heart rate or oxygen occasionally (mostly when he's getting suctioned) he is tolerating being handled a little better.