Wednesday, October 29, 2003

October 29, 2003

It's been a great couple of days for our fighter! Yesterday he came off the ventilator and on to what they call CPAP. It looks like oxygen thingy that goes in your nose. A CPAP puts constant pressure along with oxygen to prevent Jacob from stopping breathing (apnea). So far, he has done amazingly well. He stays between 25-30% oxygen. Jacob's platelets are up to 100,000! Yay! He still needs to get up to 150 to 200,000 though. He also had another eye exam yesterday and the Dr didn't detect any signs of ROP (retinopathy of Prematurity), which is common among preemie's. He will have another eye exam in a few weeks. His length is now over 14'' and his weight went back down to 2lbs 11oz due to coming off the ventilator. He is proving to us what a fighter he is, that is for sure!!

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