My prediction came true!!! Only much faster and in more dramatic fashion than I had imagined. The "H" word WAS mentioned TODAY! The NP said perhaps Jimmie might be able to go home in a couple of weeks!!! WHAT????? Oh my gosh!! I was in shock when Rach told me that. However there are many qualifiers along with that. It is in NO WAY a sure thing. It was just kind of thrown out there in relation to how well he was doing and there are a lot of "if this, then this..." scenarios being put out there. So I tell you this because it is indicative of how well Jimmie is doing, but not to get all of our hopes up that he might actually be home in 2 weeks. It seems that it is a possibility though, which is AMAZING!
The 2 main things that need to be worked out for him to go home are his eating by mouth and his oxygen situation.
As far as eating goes he is doing really well. They think he was taking as much as half of his feeding by mouth during his nursing sessions today. This is great news. However he still has a ways to go. He is only taking *half* of 3 feedings by mouth and he needs to take *all* of 8 feedings by mouth.
His oxygen situation is simply that he still needs it and he can't go home on the hood. He would have to be switched to a nasal cannula which we have been trying to avoid because of his nose issues. So he'll have to be put on a nasal cannula and watched for a while to make sure he's not going to crash and bleed again. That is not a scenario we would want to have happen to him at home. So in the next few days they may be trying him back on the nasal cannula again. Pray his nose stays safe and that this can work for him.
So Jimmie is being his little rockstar, superstar, small but mighty, mainstay, unbelievable, miraculous self!! Go Jimmie go!!!
Praise the Lord!!
P.S. I have to say- Ma, Pa and GGMa E. your comments on the last post were very entertaining! LOL!