Just got back home from visiting Alex tonight with Noah and Joel. It was the 1st time that they have ever really seen their brother without all the tubes and machines. Sorry I have not updated in a few days but I have added a few new pictures. Everything is going well. Alex has remained off of the breathing machines and his breathing is doing great without them. He had a fever this morning and it was believed to be caused by a Urinary Tract Infection. They did do a spinal tap just to be sure it was not caused by something more serious. Common operating procedure for babies under 6 weeks old with a high fever I guess.
He had no fever tonight and seemed to be doing well. When we got there it was feeding time so Jessica gave him a bottle. He ate pretty good while we were there but then they finished off the bottle by giving it to him through his feeding tube. They want him to eat approximately 75 ml of milk on his own through a bottle. He has normally been taking around 10 ml from the bottle. But after the boys and I left tonight Jessica called and told me that he ate 25 ml from the bottle around 9 pm. We're thinking that he finally decided to give this eating thing a good shot. Once he is taking in the right amount of milk he should be able to come home. If his overnight and morning feedings continue to improve I will definitely let everyone know tomorrow.