Max got his first "real" bath yesterday!! He was pretty confused about it all, but did great. We captured as much as we could on film and posted a few pics below:
Sorry, I cannot get the photo to rotate, but I think you get the gist of his confusion. Here is a wide angle of the whole operation:
Man is this going to be easy without wires, tubes, monitors and alarms to contend with!! Right??
Wes has had a very good couple of days too. His oxygen needs have been in the high 20% to low 30% range, and they are once again talking about weaning him off CPAP!! Hopefully we take it a little slower this time, and we can be done with those blue and white tubes that Wes has grown to hate with all of his heart. We did find out that both boys are going to have a "sweat test" on Tuesday to determine whether they have Cystic Fibrosis or not. It is a very non-invasive test, but we are certainly praying that it will be negative for both boys (they added Max to the testing just for good measure). They have changed around some of the boys breathing treatments (they both get nebulizer treatments 4 times a day, and will continue to for maybe the rest of their life), and have started what they call CPT, or tapping, which is like an upside down rubber cup that they tap against their chest and back to loosen secretions in their lungs.
Wes weighs 7 pounds 7 ounces, down a couple of ounces from his peak weight. This is likely due to the aldactazide diuretic that he is on (to help with passing any fluid that he might have in his lungs), but we cannot be sure. The picture below is of Wes loving on his CPAP apparatus while wearing an adorable onesie from Kate's Aunt Shelly and Uncle Bob.
Remember to click on the images to make them bigger!!