|resignation? or contentment? :)|
Our pulmonologist says we can start to wean Calder off the Os by giving him periods of no oxygen. We have already been doing this at times during the day, mostly because it had become impossible to carry him around with a tank constantly. Thankfully, though, our tanks have dwindled in size and thus weight as we have discovered that mini tanks are an option (they sent some by accident once, thank goodness), so I do oftentimes place him in the Ergo and off we go. And by that I mean, off we go around the house for a short stint. We are going to start trialing him at night without the oxygen, too, and see how he’s satting. I’ve been watching him on our video monitor for the last several minutes tonight, and although he dipped as low as 93 for a brief second, I saw him as high as 99. He seems to be averaging about 96. It’s fun to see him without the cannula on his little face. Kraemer thinks it’s permanently deforming his nostril. Whether that’s true or not, we’re all anxious to say goodbye to the equipment.