Colt was born on December 13, 2016 at 1:06am. When he was born he was not breathing on his own, so they needed to perform CPR & hook him up to a ventilator. He was transported to St. Mary's NICU in Grand Rapids for more extensive & detailed care. Before leaving Muskegon he had been put onto antibiotics due to having a high white blood cell count. He was also put onto blood pressure medicine to help with an issue with his blood pressure. Upon arriving in Grand Rapids he had already started to make improvements. He was able to be taken off of the ventilator part way through the day on December 13, which was a large step in the right direction. He had made amazing improvements just in the first day of being in the NICU. The next day (December 14) I able to get discharge & make it down here to be with him. He was able to be taken off of the blood pressure medicine & only had the one IV for the antibiotics. On December 15, which was his official due date, he had continued to make improvements. He had been taken off of the antibiotic & was only on IV fluids. He is on a sliding scale for his IV, which basically means the more he eats the lower the IV rate goes until it is gone completely. The staff that has been working with him are all pleased with the progress that he has made in the short time of being here. They plan to get an MRI done & check brain function, which they hope to do on December 16. We will continue to keep everyone updated as he continues to improve.
Thank you for your thoughts & prayers!