Progress Report: Thursday, Aug. 17
Weight: 1 lb, 5 oz
It was a fairly uneventful day. Truman is having more trouble maintaining his oxygen levels and blood pressure. Lots of adjustments had to be made to his ventilator, and he had to go back on blood pressure medication.
The minimal stimulation order is off. So, we can touch Truman more and are starting to record stories for him on the little tape player were given. That way he will hear more of our voices and get to know them better.
He also contimues to tolerate feedings well. They have been increased from one CC every six hours to one every four hours. One feeding was skipped when there was some residual milk left in his stomach, but otherwise he has tolerated them well.
A follow-up neural ultrasound was performed because another radiologist thought he saw something. We had a few tense hours waiting on that, but the second ultrasound confirmed the first one -- a grade I bleed. Another scan is scheduled for Monday.
There were a couple of spots on his skin that had some pus in them that were drained on Thursday. They were sent to the lab for cultures, and he was given antibiotics as a precautionary measure in case they were a skin infection.
Aunt Amy came to visit Truman. She was surprised to see he had a full set of fingernails and toenails.