The news of the day is that Travis' infection will need at least 5 more days of antibiotics. What that means for his surgery and everything else is that we wait. We have to wait for the drugs to work and get rid of the infection. This unfortunately is the way it goes and there is nothing we can do about it. They seem like they are not worried about it and I guess we should not be either. The P.A. Band procedure that they performed on him last week buys them as much time as they need to perform the Norwood. In the meantime, Travis is learning how to eat from a bottle and do things non-hospitalized babies do. He is also getting a little bigger weighing in today at 6 pounds 11 ounces. Nicole gave him his first bath today and also got to feed him. I got the chance to feed him tonight, but he was so comfy that he slept through it. One of the other nurses had to come over and wake him up and force him to eat. I am definitely too scared to be jostling him around like she did. He has so a lot of tubes still in him that scare me a lot. As far now we are just waiting for Travis to fight off the infection and get stronger so he can get to the next step in his journey.
Roger and Nicole