Dr. Hsia is in the process of removing Chase's RA line at this very moment -- the FINAL STEP before we're given the "go ahead" to hold our baby boy!!! I am beyond ecstatic! Thank you, Lord! I still can't believe one week ago today he was in surgery!!!
Chase has also been doing a great job of handling his feeds. They started him on 4 ccs per hour Saturday night and he's already up to 16 ccs per hour. He's handled the feeds so well -his stomach is soft, he's had a few stools, is still peeing well and is managing the residual in his tummy well. He is moving his feeds a little slow right now but that is to be expected.
They also want him to have a consult with an ENT since he still has a raspy cry. They just want to be sure there isn't any damage. Again, this is relatively normal.
One concern we do have is that Chase's white blood cell count was a bit high this morning. They're doing some additional tests and cultures to hopefully rule out any infections. Please pray these come back normal!
So that's where we are today, just one short week after surgery. God is so good and we will coninue to give Him all of the praise and glory for the miracle He's performing in Chase's life!
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