Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Mr. Feisty


Happy 2 month birthday Daniel. On the 21 st of March Daniel had his 2 month birthday and is officially 32 weeks old. He only has 6 more weeks for his “real” birthday and I think he is looking forward to it.

Daniel T continues to do well and is slowing growing and gaining weight. As of today his weight is 3 pounds 14 ounces and he is over 14 inches long. Go! Daniel Go!

There has been one area of concern that arose last week when they discovered that he had a “looped bowel”. That is when a section of the small intestine swells or is inflamed an builds up pressure (gas) and pushes on the other organs. They felt it was because they have been feeding him more of his mother milk and his digestive track could not handle it all. They inserted a suction tube in his stomach to relieve the pressure and cut back on the amount of milk. Within a couple of days the swelling had gone down and they are now slowly increasing his feeding.

Once again the fasting and prayers of family and friends helped Daniel and his parents through this “hiccup” in his progress.

One word that we feel best describes Daniel is “feisty”. When I updated you last I told you that Daniel had pulled out his velilator tube and received a CPAP mask to help in his breathing. They first put on a CPAP mask similar to an oxygen mask and Daniel must not have liked it because he kept pushing it of to the side of his face where it wasn’t doing him any good. The next mask has short tubes that actually are inserted into his nose so you cannot push it off as easy. I have affectionately call it his Darth Vader mask (Click this link for breathing sound http://www.myteambuilder.biz/dtm-images/breathe.wav ) . The next step is to wean him off the CPAP and get him breathing on his own.

Here are some recent images and as you can tell even the grandmothers got to hold him.


Jessica said...

Looking good Daniel, looking good! And I like the sound effects Mike, nice touch. ;)

Kyle, Tiffany, and Kaiden said...

And happy birthday Tracy!!!

Jordan said...

Tim and Tracy,

We are excited to see that little Daniel is progressing well. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. Natasha and I will be praying for you and your son.