10 days on, Dan’s son is still in the hospital gathering his strength to come home. Progress has been steady: Pressurized air and additional oxygen was discontinued on day 4, IV was removed on day 7. The only setback has been jaundice on day 6 which was easily treated with 24 hours on a UV blanket. On day 8 he was moved to Level 1 care where he continues to be monitored and his nutrients supplimented with a feeding tube.
When he takes 100% of his nutrition orally by breast or bottle for a period of 24 hours he will be “cleared” to come home. He’s at about 30% right now.