Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Learning How to Eat

Diego is still in ICU and slowly learning how to eat on his own. He still has a ways to go before he can move back into the room with mom. So every three hours she will leave her room on the 7th floor and go up one floor to NICU to feed Diego. Up to now he has only been able to drink 5 ml of milk on his own. He needs to take in 50 ml so the remaining milk is given thru the feeding tube.

This morning a representative from the March of Dimes stopped by to evaluate his condition and provide information about the organization. He was also visited by a Geneticist, Neurologist and his Pediatrician. He has become quite popular with the staff and it seems a new doctor is added to the list everyday. So far he has been assigned the following 6 specialists:
  • Cardiologist
  • Neurologist
  • Geneticist
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Neonatologist
  • Radiologist

Today his Neurologist requested a MRI of Diego's brain to check for nervous system defects. It was scheduled for 2:30pm so we may not get the results today. He also wants to take a muscle biopsy to check for muscular disorders but he is too young for the procedure.

We want to thank everyone for their caring emails, prayers and flowers. All are greatly appreciated!

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