Archive for the ‘Hospital Update’ Category

Well, we officially took our first trip with the little bear.  In September, we went to Baltimore so that we could take Lukas to Kennedy Krieger Institute, where we were able to meet with specialists in many fields to get as much information as possible about how we can help Lukas.  While we were there, […]

Pictures and more info to come tomorrow!

More pink?!

In: Hospital Update

29 Jun 2010

Lukas is coming home on Thursday!  We were really hoping for today, but it just isn’t possible.  Because of his reflux, they’ve put him on a wedge pillow that elevate him 30 degrees.  Today was the first day he was on it (previously they had him in a crib with a mattress that elevated) and […]


In: Hospital Update

28 Jun 2010

Lukas is coming home soon!  We’re shooting for tomorrow, but it will depend on whether or not we can tie up all the loose ends in time.  Our insurance company needs to authorize some things and there are still some supplies we haven’t received yet.  Worst case, though, he should be home by Thursday!!  They […]


In: Hospital Update|Pictures

26 Jun 2010

Lukas did great with the dry breast feeding this morning!  He typically cries a lot when we try to do it, probably out of frustration.  This morning, once he got the crying out of the way, he managed to get about 10 really good sucks in.  They are definitely getting stronger!  After that, he fell […]

So, it looks like Lukas may be able to come home next week!  He had his hearing test today and his car seat test yesterday, both of which went very well.  His nurse did the car seat test, however, and it turns out that it has to be done by a therapist, so we’ll have […]

We met with his new doctor today (each doctor is only on for three weeks and then we get a new one).  She said it will be up to the OT whether or not we try to bottle feed him again.  If we do try, he will likely be in the hospital longer because they […]

Lukas did great today!  His occupational therapist was there when we arrived this morning.  She said she could tell a difference in the areas we have been working on with him.  She showed us some new exercises to do with him to help him track better with his eyes and become more aware of his […]

Good day

In: Hospital Update

18 Jun 2010

Today was another good day.  The occupational therapist came by and showed us some exercises we can do with him to help develop some of his reflexes more.  We’ve decided we’ll probably go ahead with the G tube, which will mean surgery, though hopefully the recovery won’t be more than a week.  We’d love for […]

When we arrived today, we were greeted by a baby boy without any oxygen support!  He is now officially breathing completely on his own!!  And he’s doing wonderfully!  They also took out his picc line, so all he has left now is the feeding tube.  He’s still having some difficulty with his feeds, spitting up […]

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  • Anne: I'm so happy to see all the cute pics and videos--I especially love the one of Lukas standing strong [...]
  • Ashley: Wow! I can't get over how strong and big he looks! Thank you for the update! When is the big birt [...]
  • Aubri: Thank you, Carrie! That's very sweet of you to say. If you ever find yourself on Oahu, let me know [...]
  • Carrie Wardle: Wow! Lukas is Lucky to have such great parents, and a mom who always was a gifted writer! [...]
  • Mandy Bennett: Hey! Great talking to you the other night! I found another program you may be interested in for Lu [...]