Monday, October 1, 2012

King James of the NICU

When you've been at PSL 97 days, There comes a time when you're the oldest baby around. James has definitely demonstrated that he is here for the long haul. By now I'm pretty sure he's had every single nurse that works on level 3 and a couple that work on level 7. No one can believe exactly how much James has grown over the past couple weeks and especially how far he's come since arriving there in the wee hours of the morning of June 27th.

Today James was moved to the penthouse suite aka the Graduate NICU on level 7 and we are planning on him being there for the next couple weeks. Hopefully it will go better than the last time James was upstairs. His doctor says James is so stable that he believes everything will be just fine-however; James doesn't exactly play by the rules.

Lately James has been so bored in his isolation suite, staring at polycarbonate cabinets and blank walls that he's started going to rounds with the doctors. He sits in a swing, watches and listens as the staff discusses the other babies. This is a privilege only King James of the NICU has been afforded.

Now that he's moving up to the Graduate nursery James won't have so much time to socialize - he'll have to work on weaning his oxygen and learn to bottle feed. Both are big tasks but our amazing little dragon can handle it!

***PS: James gets credit for the Denver Broncos vs Oakland Raiders win. He sported his lucky Bronco hat and football sleeper all day yesterday! We kept Maisie away from her Broncos outfit (which she threw up on two weeks in a row, coinciding with two losses).

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