I feel like prayers are finally being answered in so many ways. The night nurse and today's nurse agree with me that the feeding tube and scheduled night feedings are ridiculous. As a mom, I feel like if he is hungry, he will eat whatever the source. He needs to gain weight though, so it is a fine line. They decided to take out the feeding tube and watch his weight gain the next few days.
This morning I walked in to find out his INR score has jumped to 2.4. Alleluia! That means, he gets the Heparin IV turned off and that line removed from his shoulder. The interesting part is they upped his Coumadin yesterday so we shouldn't see that result until tomorrow. They were perplexed by it and I really think it was our prayers being answered.
So today we need to focus on getting this little man to keep eating well and start gaining weight. He is cooing and smiling a lot, and has even started showing signs of a sleeping schedule. His eyes have changed to brown, his Mohawk has grown longer, and he started rubbing his eyes when he is tired. He is still feisty when he isn't happy, and still loves to snuggle. He is our sweet baby boy, and we feel so blessed to have him in our family.
My dad bought the staff here fine chocolates and made a sign thanking them for taking such good care of Lincoln. The staff has appreciated it so much and it is cute to see how a small gesture makes such a difference in someone's day. They truly care about their patients like I care about my students. When we invest our heart and energy into someone else's life, we remember them forever. So they keep stopping in to thank us and see how much better our little man is looking. Even Dr. Haw grabbed one before "the theatre" aka the OR :)
Great start to our day!! Xoxox