Saturday, June 25, 2011

Goodbye NICU!

As of yesterday, Friday, Bronson is officially out of the NICU!! Woohoo!! The NICU has a great team of health care professionals and it was sad to say goodbye but also great to move on! So, thank you NICU staff you've been wonderful! :)

Originally Bronson wasn't going to be moved until he was slowly weaned off his sedative but, he was down to s small dose and it was decided to stop it all together and see how he handled it. And, so far, he hasn't had any withdrawal symptoms or problems from being off of it.

Bronson is still having problems with his liver and we're still waiting for it to start functioning properly but, at least he's out of the NICU and one step closer to coming home!  I would love to have some sort of timeline as to whether we have to wait days, weeks, or months and this next week should bring answers.

Two days ago Bronson had some fluid accumulate in his stomach again but, so far, it hasn't caused any of the breathing problems like it did two weeks ago. Last time they did a tap to drain the fluid but because it's currently not causing any other problems they're going to leave it. A CT scan from earlier this week showed  that his liver and adrenal glands have shrunk a little bit more since the last scan was done - which is great news!  Bronson's still on a little bit of oxygen because of the pressure from the size of his liver but his need for oxygen is becoming less.

As I already mentioned, this coming week should give us some answers and hopefully some sort of timeline. Please continue to keep Bronson in your prayers for his liver to start functioning, because he still has a ways to go.


Smilen Champ said...

My name is Jenna and I came across your site. Bronson, is an amazing courageous, strong and determined fighter. Bronson is a brave warrior, and an inspirational hero. He will be in my thoughts and prayers. I was born with a rare life threatening disease.

Anonymous said...

What great news! Good going Bronson! ~ MelissaH

Anonymous said...

Blog looks great and I LOVE all the Bronson pictures! Praying today is the best day yet! ~ MelissaH