9.07.2010

The Progression of A Day


Earlier this afternoon, Teddy had an EEG test.
The EEG measures brain activity
to see if Teddy's having seizures.

Lots of wires involved, so it might look scary, but it's not as bad as it looks.


With only ten minutes of the test remaining,
Teddy decided to pull out his ventilator tube.
ON HIS OWN.
And he breathed on his own and did fine.

But just to be safe, they put him on a CPAP machine.

He wasn't quite sure what to think of having a binky in his mouth,
especially after having a tube in his mouth and down his throat.

It was so good to see his cute little mouth again!


Lab results showed that his blood oxygen levels are good.
So they stopped the CPAP machine altogether.
And now he is breathing on his own
with just a little supplemental oxygen.
We are elated.


And by the looks of it,
so is he.

13 comments:

Me? A Mom? said...

yay, Teddy!

Yeah, that CPAP is no fun for the babies. Glad he's done with it.

I'm so delighted with his progress!

Kim said...

So glad to here Teddy is progressing so well! Keep on fighting. I think of you all often and keep you in my prayers.

Kim

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear things are going good! We've been thinking & praying!

Love,
The Umbdenstocks

mudpies and marigolds said...

Oh, that smile! I am so happy he is getting better. Keep fighting Teddy!

-Aaron

nmassie218 said...

Oh Teddy I am so happy you are doing well. LOVE to see that smile. I think he looks just like you and Greta, Andrea!

Still praying for you family. Sending you lots of hugs XOXO!

Anonymous said...

Dre - So glad to hear that little Teddy has taken a turn for the better. What a fighter! You and your family have been ever present in my thoughts. Hope he gets to come home SOON! I'll keep you in my prayers. Let me know if there's anything I can do for you. Don't forget to take care of yourself for when the little guy comes home.
judy s

Kim said...

What a sweet, sweet little baby. So happy that he is improving. Let me know if you need anything!

TMRA said...

Oh my goodness, these pictures of Teddy are so sad!! I can't imagine what you're going through right now!! I am so sorry you have to experience this with Teddy being so little (not that it would be any better if he was older...), but you just met the little guy and now he's fighting a bug :-(
I'm glad to hear that he's doing better! Keep fighting Teddy!!

OCDena said...

Not that I promote stealing... cough cough but... swipe one of those little blankies he is wrapped with... When Jay was in the NICU, we took on. Looks like the same one-- with the little feet... After 18yrs, I look back at that blanket every couple years (its in his box of firsts) and remember the miracle he was brought out of... (when he was born he was given 3hrs to live)...

Sometimes we need little reminders of God's goodness and grace and what he has done and his promises of what he will continue to do...

I know... I am usually not so deep... lol

Kim McHenry said...

You go Teddy! He is a fighter. Brings tears to my eyes every time I look at the picture with him smiling. Love you guys lots. Cousin Kim

Carla said...

Oh Dre, he is such a little trooper!! I keep praying for you all and especially for Teddy so he makes a speedy recovery!!! I can't wait to meet him in person!

All About Amelia said...

we have been sending lots of prayers your way. so glad your teddy is doing better! he is darling!

kathy said...

i am so glad to see little teddy is doing well....he looks so happy without his et tube and cpap.....keeping you and your family in my prayers

xo, kathy