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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Medical Equipment

Cooper is home, but with all the medical equipment he is using, it feels like he is still in the hospital.  Here is what he's got:

The machine on the bottom is the pulse-ox.  The green number on the bottom is his pulse, and the red number on the top is his oxygen level (kinda low right now, but not enough to worry about).  We'd like his oxygen level to be 94 and above all the time.

The machine on top is the pediatric oxygen machine.  The adult oxygen compressor starts at 1 L per minute.  This machine goes from 1/8 of a L to 3/4.  Cooper is usually between 1/4 and 1/2.

This is the oxygen compressor.  It's so Cooper can breathe.

This is a travel oxygen tank.  We have 4 or 5 of these.  It comes with a little backpack too.  We also have a much bigger version of this, in case we lose power.

This is his feeding pump.  Food goes into the bag, through the tube, and into his stomach directly.  During the 3 daytime feedings, it takes about 30 minutes for him to "eat."  He also "eats" for 12 hours overnight.

And last, but certainly not least, is the suction machine.  When we give Cooper breathing treatments, we break up stuff in his lungs.  This helps us get that gunk out (through the nose).  He HATES this machine.

Even with all of this, Cooper seems to be his normal, happy self.  He is one strong little boy!!


Celia said...

Cooper IS a remarkable and very happy little boy who has 2 fabulous parents who are also remarkable and dedicated and loving! Dad and I are so proud of all 3 of you and love you all very much.
Mom (Cricket)

Kara Givens Paulk said...

He is so adorable!

Katie said...

Crady, you are amazing. And Cooper is strong and happy because he has you and Brad on his team. Love y'all.

Cami Hood said...

He's one brave boy! He's really fighting because of all the love he is receiving from all of you. I'm now thankful of today's technology because they we're able to invent machines that's beneficial to all of us. Anyway, I know you're having a great journey with Cooper. I hope all these machines could help him. I wish the both of you the best of luck! #Cami Hood @

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