So the good news is last week Mason came off his oxygen and is breathing room air. This week he also came off his NG tube (feeding tube). He has been taking all his bottles now so there was no longer any need for the little tube in his nose. So that means Mason has no tubes or tape stuck to his little face! Madeline came off oxygen this week! She had a little trouble adjusting the first few days, but is now doing great off of it! Madeline has also been doing great with taking bottles. She occasionally is a little too sleepy to take them all but we are hoping she gets more consistent and they have talked about removing her NG tube possibly on Saturday. I can't wait to see her with all the tape off her face!
We have also found out that Mason will be having a small surgery on Friday. Mason has a right inguinal hernia and will have to have that repaired a few days before he is discharged. Hernias are fairly common in preemies and we have been told the surgery is a laproscopic surgery with a very small incision. Our only worry is that he will have to be put asleep for the surgery (which means they have to place him on the vent for the surgery). Mason has been doing very well breathing without any oxygen, so obviously we have some concerns about how he will do coming off anesthesia and taking the breathing tube out after the surgery. We are hoping it won't be an issue for him, however I have become so accustomed to worrying about these two that I'm kind of driving myself crazy thinking about how he will adjust after surgery. We are hoping and praying for the best of course!
|Madeline still with the feeding tube, but no more oxygen!!!|
|Mason without his oxygen and feeding tube!|
So get ready for picture overload. I haven't posted in a while so I have lots of pics to share! Most are from a few weeks ago so that is why some of the pics show them with their oxygen and tape!
|Love how he has his hands folded|
|Mason loves his Curious George monkey|
The Wubbanub Binkys are probably the best invention ever. They love them.
They have had lots of visitors the past few weeks!