Today is January 12th 2008. Today was my originaly due date for Yale. It seems only fitting today I got to hold my sweet baby.
As for Yale's medical condition, he is continuing to amaze me. He had one of his drainage tubes taken out today. As well neurology had another EEG done on him to monitor the electrical levels in his brain where they think there is damage. We haven't really gotten any results yet, but they say it is great that he hasn't had any more seizures, the medication he is on is helping.
Yale has also been taken off of morphine and placed on codiene. They hope that this will allow him to become more aware. The morphine was making him pretty drowsy, and they hope changing his pain killers can help him to wake up, and help his breathing become more stable without the help of nasal prongs.
His nurse mentioned to me that he has quite to sucking reflex when given his feeds, and she isn't making promises. but thinks he'll be a great breastfeeder! We just need him to be able to manage his breathing on his own and they will let us try a few breast feeds...
Today has been a great day so far... I know we have a long way to go, but man did I ever need and enjoy the time I had with Yale... Life will never be the same for me.... or anyone for that matter!