Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - CJ continues to do extremely well and is still breathing only room air. He now weighs four pounds two ounces.
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - More good news. CJ is now off of oxygen and he now weighs four pounds.
Monday, March 29, 2004 - Another big day. CJ is thirteen weeks and also three months old today. Cutting back on the number of bottle feedings has worked because he now weighs four pounds. His grandfather got to hold him today. His oxygen setting is very low. If all continues to go well CJ may be coming home in a few weeks.
Sunday, March 28, 2004 - CJ is burning too many calories with his bottle feedings and his weight isn't going up like it was so they are going to reduce the number of times he takes a bottle each day. Other than that he continues to do really good. Nana got to hold CJ for the first time today.
Saturday, March 27, 2004 - CJ had a big day today. He got to meet his big sisters, Dani and Emily, for the first time. Dani even got to hold him for a while. He still continues to do extremely well.
Friday, March 26, 2004 - CJ continues to do well. He is growing faster every day. His oxygen level is almost at room level. Aunt BB held CJ `for the first time today,
Thursday, March 25, 2004 - CJ is doing great. He now weighs three pounds fourteen ounces.
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - CJ is doing greats. His added oxygen level is so low he should soon be able to do without it.
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - CJ is thriving with his isolette and bottle feeding. He now weighs three pounds ten ounces. His progress is truly amazing.
Monday, March 22, 2004 - CJ loves his isolette. He finally has a room of his own. CJ is twelve weeks old today and he now weighs three pounds eight ounces. Mom got to feed him today. He is now wearing clothes. Overall CJ is doing great.
Sunday, March 21, 2004 - CJ now weighs three pounds five ounces and they've moved him to an isolette. He is receiving multiple bottle feedings each day. Everything is going great.
Saturday, March 20, 2004 - CJ is still doing really well. He had another bottle feeding this morning.
Friday, March 19, 2004 - CJ had his first bottle feeding today. He's still doing really well on just oxygen. Granny held CJ for the first time today and he smiled at her.
Thursday, March 18, 2004 - CJ had another good day. He's still doing well without the CPAP.
Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - CJ had another good day. He is still on just the hood for oxygen and doing well. He is receiving very little extra oxygen. It's set at 25% and 21% is considered room air. So the primary thing the hood is doing now is adding moisture for his lungs.
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - CJ had an excellent day. He finally reached three pounds. He's off of the CPAP and using only the oxyhood for oxygen. Mom got to hold him for an hour and he did really well. He's now been off of the ventilator for three weeks.
Monday, March 15, 2004 - CJ is eleven weeks old today. He's agitated with his CPAP but otherwise doing well.
Sunday, March 14, 2004 - CJ went back on the CPAP this afternoon because of apnea. He doesn't like it but it does help. Both of CJ's feet were turned in at birth. They've been doing physical therapy on them and it has helped a lot. They will soon put casts on both feet to help them straighten out. CJ is getting quite strong. Even with the CPAP on he managed to turn his body over today.
Saturday, March 13, 2004 - CJ is off of the CPAP and this is nineteen days off of the ventilator.
Friday, March 12, 2004 - CJ had a good day. He's still on CPAP but doing really well.
Thursday, March 11, 2004 - CJ had some apnea problems so he is back on CPAP tonight. Other than that he's doing really good. This is seventeen days off of the ventilator.
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 - Dad got to hold CJ for the first time today. CJ had a good day today and is still breathing his own with just oxygen.
Tuesday, March 9, 2004 - CJ has had some apnea today but otherwise is doing well. Still off of the CPAP and today is fifteen days off of the ventilator.
Monday, March 8, 2004 - CJ had a bath today and his bathtub was a Baby Wipes box. He now weighs two pounds thirteen ounces. CJ had a really good day and he is ten weeks old today. Today is fourteen days off of the ventilator.
Sunday, March 7, 2004 - CJ went back on the CPAP for a short time last night but came back off this morning. He's had a few spells of apnea but otherwise is still doing good. Thirteen days off of the ventilator.
Saturday, March 5, 2004 - Another great day for CJ. He's off of the CPAP and he now weighs two pounds twelve ounces. His feeding is up to 24 CCs. Mom got to hold him again today. It's twelve days off of the ventilator.
Friday, March 5, 2004 - CJ had another great day. The oxygen level on his CPAP is almost down to room level. Eleven days off of the ventilator.
Thursday, March 4, 2004 - CJ had a great day. He now weighs two pounds eleven ounces. This is ten days off of the ventilator.
Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - CJ is back on the CPAP. Today is nine days off of the ventilator. Mom got to hold him again today.
Tuesday, March 2, 2004 - Today is eight days off of the ventilator. Everything else is about the same.
Monday, March 1, 2004 - This is CJ's seventh day off of the ventilator. They are giving him a rest from the CPAP so he spent today only on oxygen. Mom got to hold him again today. CJ is nine weeks old today.
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