Monday, October 15, 2007

Day 8


Ezra was moved from the level 3 NICU to the level 2 NICU last night. That is great news. He is stable and doing well. His body just needs to figure out what to do with his intestines. He continues to have a tube down his throat that is pulling out lots of green, yucky bile from his stomach. When that starts to clear, hopefully within a few days, then they will start trying to feed him formula. The doctor said to expect feeding to have lots of ups and downs and to also expect Ezra to continue to be in the hospital for the next 3 or 4 weeks. It just takes awhile for the intestines to figure out how to position themselves right in his stomach and to figure how to work. So, although he is doing great with everything else, it is just a matter of time for his little body to start working well enough to come home. He has regained the weight he had lost and is back to his birth weight of 3 pounds 13 ounces. The following video is from today. He is making lots of new baby sounds, even though it sounds like he is weezing or choking. He was just squeaking. :)

Aunt Tiff got to visit Ezra today for the first time.


10 comments:

KrisJ said...

Just melting my heart with that video. I love the squeaks and the sneeze! And I love your mommy and daddy voices! Thanks for continuing to share.
-Kris

Alison said...

he is so precious--and so amazingly small. what a strong little guy he is. thanks for keeping us updated.

Jon & Tara said...

I was JUST going to email you and ask for a short video clip. Yay! You totally read my mind. He is so tiny and adorable! I love the "old man hair." And that big sneeze from such a tiny little person was my favorite part. Ü Too cute!
Just melts your heart seeing how cute his Daddy is while holding him.

Laine said...

He is changing so much, so quickly! I love those new baby sounds. Prayers for little Ezra!

Steve and Kelli Fam said...

Awesome! He's so old now. already 9 days today. What a big boy:)

Brandie Lyon said...

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. You are in our prayers.
Brandie

AshbyFamily said...

Glad to see he is improving!

Heather said...

He is so stinkin cute and the old man hair is so funny! When Josh started getting the old man look I shaved his head and then his hair came in so thick and nice all over! He also has a particularly cute nose. Oh ya and how great that he is already back up to his birth weight - he is one strong little person!

SaraColorado said...

I saw the link on Heather's blog for your blog. It is good to see you and your beautiful growing family. Ezra is sure precious. I love his squeeks. Take care. Sara (Mac Gillvray) E.

Jeremy&Emily said...

He's SO precious! I love the little squeeks! You can't help but just LOVE him!