He will have to show them that he can do three things:
- He will have to prove that he can hold his oxygen stats within a normal range even when getting upset - right now his levels drop when he gets fussy... so that's hurdle number 1.
- After he proves that he can do that - he will need to learn to eat from a bottle or the breast instead of his feeding tube.
- Finally, he will have to switch to a regular bassinet and be able to maintain his temperature on his own without the warmer being there for backup.
We only want him to have minimal stimulation at the moment still because resting is what he needs the most right now to continue to get better. He also has a little bit of jaundice - so they have him under the photo therapy lights working on breaking up that billirubin that is in his system.
Here are a few photos of Mommy getting to hold her tiny man this morning...