Wednesday, February 29, 2012

PICC news!

Happy Wednesday friends!

Rose here.

Just wanted to give you a quick update about Jude's progress today. And this one will be quick because this mommy is worn out!

  • Jude's PICC line is OUT! A whole day early! The new fellow today decided that it was time to get that PICC out and so he upped Jude's feeds by two mL (instead of one) putting Jude at "full feeds" this afternoon. So at 4pm this afternoon Jude became free of all his medication lines (he is now receiving meds through his tube in his nose that goes into his tummy.) and he is now free of a potential infection site. Yipee!! One more awesome step for Jude! Praise our sweet Lord! Jude will likely get a bath with a head/hair washing tonight for the first time. Poor guy hasn't had a full hair washing since he was born.
  • The doctors decided to wean Jude's settings on the Vapotherm again today and he seemed to tolerate the wean pretty well. He will likely hang out on this setting for a few more days before they try another wean....but this means that he is one step closer to being on an oxygen nasal cannula. (Keep in mind that he still has a ways to go though)
  • Tomorrow we will likely get the results of Jude's follow up echo from Friday. Please pray for these results. We are hopeful that the medication has been helpful in treating Jude's pulmonary hypertension. 
  • Jude rocked his physical therapy this morning. I was not there to see it but I was told by Jude's nurse (Hi Lesley!) that Jude sat in his little chair well and that he got on the mat and enjoyed some tummy time!
That is all for now! Thank you for your continued prayers for our cute little man. He has been smiling for us quite a bit now...I hope to catch it on camera for all of you. 

P.S. The pictures I mentioned in my last post will go up sometime on Friday (that is when I will get my computer back)

You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
(Psalm 16:11 ESV)


  1. Great news!!! Jude is making such great progress, and I know you all are thrilled! :)

    Can't wait to see pictures of your cute little man!

  2. Thank you Rose for Psalm 16:11. I needed a reminder of that at just this moment. You never know how God is using might even be in a verse that his momma shares to encourage another who is reading this blog! Can't wait to share this news with my class!

  3. So, so happy to read all of this. Praying for the upcoming echo.