Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A new home

After working diligently on feeding today in the CICU area, we were finally told that a room on the 9th floor had opened up and we were the lucky winners!  So Davis and I just moved up and are enjoying the new room.  He is being a real champ today and is increasing the time he takes milk by mouth every time we feed.  He still gets pretty tired after about 15 min or so, but each time is a workout to make him stronger.  The docs/nurses/feeding specialists are all very impressed by his progress.  :)  So we'll continue working on longer and longer feeds and hopefully cut out the feeding tube feeds completely before we go home. (small yellow tube going into his nose and down to his stomach)  Still no telling how long this will take, but we're getting closer every day.  In the meantime, there is a lot of bonding and cuddling going on.  Our new room is much more private and we now have our own bathroom, TV, HUGE crib for Davis, sleeper couch, and a door!  We were in an open bay area in the CICU, so this is a huge improvement.  I'm a little sad to say goodbye to the amazing doctors, nurses and staff that took such good care of us in the CICU, but am very excited to be on our way to taking Davis home.  Let the countdown begin!


Christi said...

Oh Cara....we have been following Davis' story from the beginning. We couldn't be happier for you and can't even imagine the joy you must be feeling. You have so many people praying for you.

Must be so great to have your own room. Are you staying at the hospital now?

What a good looking little guy!!!!

Johanna said...

Congrats to Davis for working so hard, he's earned his door ;).
I love his huge big eyes btw! Hugs to all of you.

Maureen said...

Johnna couldn't have said it any better! Sounds like Davis is doing his part in making the countdown to go home!- Mo from Chicago

Anonymous said...

Boy Davis is living high, but he deserves it, he is so precious, he is a little miracle. Dee