Salinas Quads Blog

This blog is documenting the births and progress of the Salinas Quadruplets

Monday, September 11, 2006

Matt is doing much better!

Hi everyone, yesterday they removed Matthew's feeding tube. For the last day he has been doing his entire feeding via bottle. This is a big milestone! The NICU is now conducting a high-altitude test to see if he is ready to fly. Basically they put a little bubble around him and lower the oxygen in the air from 21 % to 18% to mimic the airplane. Today we should find out the results, if he passes and he keeps eating well then he could be released in the next 2-3 days. We are scheduling the flights back to Michigan. Tenatively we plan on going back on the red-eye flight on Monday. We decided that made the most sense since there will be the least amount of people on the flight and in the airport, and it is the shortest in duration (3 hours 26 minutes). We are up every 3 hours for feedings, so there is no concept of day or night anyways! The quads don't cry very much, so they hopefully won't bother the other passengers.

Also today Melissa has an appointment with Doctor Elliott. He is back from Africa. We are going to bring Natalia, Sofia, and Samuel with us. That will be very cute! We should get some good pictures.

So we are cautiously optimistic that we will get our big little guy home soon. We can't wait.

Thanks everybody

4 Comments:

Anonymous Uncle Deej said...

Is it just the 2 of you travelling with los ninos?

BTW... 3.5 hours seems short. Is that accounting for time zones?

12:14 PM  
Blogger WB said...

Nice. Go Matthew!

2:00 PM  
Blogger silvy said...

Yay Mattie! The fab four will be together again! How cute! Can't wait to see pics of Dr. Elliot with the little chics and Danny and Melly.

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Go Matty Boy!!! I can't wait to see pics of all 4 babies together!!!!

5:45 PM  

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