Monday, July 25, 2011

More Progress

Today the doctors ordered that Veronica can begin taking all of her feedings by mouth, either by breast or bottle. This is a huge step and a strong indicator that she is progressing well with her PO feedings. Her OG tube will remain for now so that she can continue to get additional milk after she is breastfed and also for the few occasions when she is too tired to finish her bottle. Once she is completely off CPAP, the OG tube will be removed and she will get an NG tube through her nose, which will make her PO feedings easier since she will no longer have a tube in her mouth.

In regards to her CPAP, Veronica has been off for 12 hours today and is still going strong. This could be it....or maybe not. It's impossible to know, but either way we are definitely moving in the right direction. Hopefully only a few more weeks.....

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