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surviving 24 week micro preemie - Oxygen trial at home.

Posted by on Dec. 31, 2014 at 2:41 PM
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He got sick in december, so I was waiting for him to get better before I turned his oxygen off to see how he did. 

He lasted about an hour (including a feeding, and a short nap) before he started dipping into the 86-89 range, so I turned his oxygen back on instead of at a quarter liter, at .12 and he's been holding steadyin the 93% to 97% range.

So we are getting CLOSER to having him off oxygen. He's been at  .25 liter since he came home, I take him off oxygen for short periods of time when changing his canula, or taking up upstairs vs downstairs. (tank vs concentrator) and he routinely pulls his canula out of his nose and it takes a while for the machine to tell us he did it, so he was getting close.

At the very least, it showed me he could go down to the .12... ideally, they want him between 93% and 97% on his saturation monitor.

Any lower or higher can cause issues, it's a fine line to walk. 

So, the fact he last an hour before he started de-statting was pretty good, I don't want to push him too fast, but at the least, he showed me where he was at, and that I could at least turn his liter  down for a few days to see how he does. (if he continues to stay stable on the lower dose with no issues.)

We see his specialist at the end of jan... She was hoping to do a trial of no oxygen for a sleep study after that, I'm not 100% sure he'll be ready, but were at least one step closer!!! He even got sick with a strep/bronchitis type thing and didn't end back up in the hospital, so I'm a happy mommy!


To stay at the lower liter, he has to be able to maintain weight and energy/development milestones, along with saturations. 






by on Dec. 31, 2014 at 2:41 PM
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carlycarson
by Member on Dec. 31, 2014 at 6:48 PM
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Sounds like he's getting closer! Cute little guy. Love the pic with the cat lol!!
missbritt22
by Brittany on Dec. 31, 2014 at 7:17 PM
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He is the cutest!!!!! And he looks so much like you! Glad he is doing well!
missbritt22
by Brittany on Dec. 31, 2014 at 7:18 PM
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Ps - I'm subscribed to you on YouTube, I love watch Wyatt videos! He is just too cute! And your daughter cracks me up!
Karmahappens
by on Dec. 31, 2014 at 7:19 PM
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LOVE the sitting on kitty picture!

meam4444
by Emerald Member on Dec. 31, 2014 at 9:09 PM
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He is such a cute lil man!  

kajira
by Emma on Jan. 1, 2015 at 10:22 AM
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She's quite the character... LOL

Quoting missbritt22: Ps - I'm subscribed to you on YouTube, I love watch Wyatt videos! He is just too cute! And your daughter cracks me up!


ShowMustGoOn86
by on Jan. 1, 2015 at 4:27 PM
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Yay! He's adorable!
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wiccanlove92
by Silver Member on Jan. 1, 2015 at 5:49 PM
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Yay for progress! Hes adorable!

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