Monday, June 1, 2009


RYAN WEIGHED 6 LBS. 0 OZ. THIS MORNING!!! He is 17 1/2" long. We can't believe he has already reached this weight. This Friday June 5th was his due date, so he's only a little behind on his weight and length.

Ryan is doing very well! He's eating good and we have had to increase the amount of his feeds because he's getting hungrier. He has a little reflux, but it's not too bad. Lisa feeds him during the day and Joey and Lisa take turns at night and weekends. Ryan seems to be doing well for both of us.

Ryan is not having apnea or bradycardia episodes. YEAH! He is sleeping well most of the time, although he's still up more at night than in the day.

The home health nurse came out Friday and today and was pleased with Ryan's progress. They will come out a few times a week the first couple weeks and then taper off.

Ryan is still on oxygen and a monitor for his heart and breathing. They take a little getting used to. The home oxygen machine is big and loud! His monitor can be plugged into the wall or taken with us for travel. He also has a travel oxygen tank.

One problem we have at home is that Ryan can only have a 25 ft. nasal cannula so we can only go in the master bedroom and into the den. Well, we can go all over the house if we want, but we would have to move the large oxygen machine around which is not practical. We will talk to his pediatrician to see how long he needs to stay on them.

Right now we aren't supposed to take Ryan out of the house except for doctor appointments. We have to make sure we wash our hands before we touch him and keep everything really clean. He spends his time either in his bassinet or in his swing or in mom's arms. We do his physical therapy exercises on his arms and legs.

Ryan does look at us, he looks around and seems to recognize our voices. He really loves to be held and cries when mom puts him down. He's smiling and is very alert!

We are SO HAPPY to have our little miracle at home with us. Please keep us in your prayers.

We will keep you updated.

Lisa, Joey, Alec and Ryan

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