Gavin is doing great at momma boot camp or as the brothers call it; baby bootcamp. They are helping me out with it! They root Gavin on the whole time and laugh about what I'm doing with him. So, it's turning out to be quite fun! Gavin even seems to be enjoying it! He also had a fairly good evening lastnight. He hardly gagged at all! This morning was not so good, but we are thankful for the times that he is doing well!
Yesterday I said that Gavin has been in the hospital for about 5 1/2 months out of his life, but I forgot to add the amount of time he spent in the NICU at birth. So, he's actually been in the hospital for over 6 months of his life! Poor little Vinster!
I also failed to mention some good news! He is gradually being taken off the oxygen! Yay! We are working on getting him off slowly. He is off the oxygen for about 6 hours a day now. His sats are staying up and he's handling it well. The only reason he is still on it is for medicinal purposes. It helps with high pulmonary pressures, and since his last echo showed them to be quite decreased, he shouldn't need it any longer. His cardiologist said to take him off slowly and to have him only on it at night by the time his next appointment is. They will do another echo then and if his pressures are still low then we will hopefully be able to get Gavin off the O 2 for good! It is so nice to see his cute little face without any tubes on it! I'll have to post a new picture without them soon!
Thanks for your continued prayers and support!
Love, Alicia and Family