Harry has so much fluid retention he looks like a little sumo wrestler. Finally the drs and nurses are agreeing with me that he isn't just growing fatter and this isn't normal. I hate to say 'I told you so', but....He has gained 6.5 ounces since Wednesday and is now 1156 grams which is just under 2lbs 9oz. He must be so uncomfortable, even his little toes are swollen. He had a blood transfusion yesterday evening but is otherwise doing well and we are approaching the time where is going to spend time off his cpap, breathing all on his own.
Here is Joe, when he first went onto cpap on Thursday evening. He initially did very well but struggled more and more each day and on Sunday we were anticipating him needing to be put back on the ventilator. The drs were keen to avoid this so tried him first on a different type of cpap called 'Bubble Cpap'. It does the same job as the normal cpap but provides greater pressures into his lungs which seems to agree with him as he has dropped from 70% oxygen down to around 30%.