Thursday, February 8, 2007
All the News That's Fit to Blog
Folks, there's a lot of news to report tonight in Miles World. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
In our top story, a senior official at Swedish Hospital has confirmed that Miles Falvy could be released to his parents' custody as early as Friday, February 9. The official, who requested anonymity because he does not wish to be subpoenaed, cautioned that the release was contingent on Miles' continued success with ad lib feedings. These unscheduled feedings, which began yesterday, have been a big hit so far.
Miles himself declined to comment in connection with this story, although he did burp.
In a pre-dawn bombshell, Special Care Nurse Margaret announced that Miles had pulled out his own gavage tube. As with the nasal canula a few weeks ago, Miles has assumed authoritative control over his own care. Once again, the doctors agreed that the tube was no longer necessary, and his bright and shiny face is finally unobscured by medical devices. (Film at 11). Congratulations, Miles! We can't imagine how much more comfortable that feels. (Although I suppose if we wanted to find out, we could just put a tube down our own noses for two months.)
And, for the first time since he was born back on November 18, Miles is spending the night with his mom. Lisa and Miles have moved into a private room in the Special Care Unit, where she will take care of him all night and all day tomorrow. "I'm not leaving without my baby," Lisa vowed. Dad plans to follow tomorrow, which (not uncoincidentally) happens to be Miles' original due date.
So hold on to your hats, and watch this space for breaking news!
Posted by dgf at 8:50 AM