Update : 07/04/2002
He was recently taken off CPAP ( mask as seen on
picture ) respiration
and moved onto the Nasal prongs. He was also moved from the Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit to the High Care Unit. We envisage Ayden breathing unassisted
as soon as his little body is ready.
Update : 08/04/2002
This little man is now off assisted respiration and is exercising those lungs himself. This is a trial period for him and his progress will determine whether he will be kept off the Nasal prongs.
Ayden has truly lived up to his name, which means
'The Fiery One'. He is still being Kangaroo'ed (see insert of us
) by his Mommy on a daily basis. He has also increased his
weight by another 30g today. His weight now totals 1240g.
Update : 10/04/2002
Ayden increased his weight by another 70g. He
missed out on his Kangaroo session today but his Mommy cannot wait to make
this up to him tomorrow. Ayden receives 10,5ml breast milk every
hour. No wonder this little guy is growing so fast.