Thursday, January 13, 2005

So far, so good. They checked Will's stomach at 8 p.m. and it seems he already has digested what they gave him at 6 p.m. As long as it doesn't show up in the chylothorax, he's in good shape. Otherwise, things are pretty much status quo. He's breathing well, seems pretty comfortable and is doing good. His blood pressures were a bit low tonight, but that might be because he's lost so much fluid over the past 48 hours that he's getting a bit dehydrated vascularly. Not a surprise, and something they can counteract fairly easily.

I don't have much more to add about restarting his feed, actually. They'll just keep a real close eye on what comes out through the chest tube, and if it looks like anything from the breastmilk is making its way there, they'll stop the feeds again. It's good to see that after more than a month of not getting anything, however, that his digestive system seems to have picked up where it left off.


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