It was a fine day in Milesland today.
Our lead story: the cardiologist confirmed that Miles' open PDA has become much smaller. So unless Miles shows symptoms that the valve is opening again or otherwise causing a problem, surgery should not be necessary to close it. "Whew!" say his relieved parents. Three cheers for Indocin.
Another significant development: After nine days of a pure-IV menu, Miles was finally declared ready for his first samplings of milk. So far, so good. They'll be watching how his digestive system reacts to the new bill of fare.
And finally, the docs removed the IV from Miles' umbilical port, having determined it was no longer served any purpose other than uteran nostalgia.
All in all, it was a great day for Miles and all Miles fans.