Free of the ventilator again!!
CURRENT WEIGHT: 2 LBS, 6.5 OUNCES
Truman is very happily free of the tube down his throat this afternoon. He has returned to C-PAP. Within just a few minutes of the change, he was back down to room air, sneezing about the prongs in his nose, and trying to squeak out some noise. I'm sure within a couple of days, he'll be able to scream as loud as ever when he wants attention (or food). And boy does he start grousing about being hungry when it gets close to meal time.
Speaking of food, Truman is up to 13 CCs (3.25 ounces per day) and is tolerating feeds quite well. Human milk fortifier has been added to give him additional calories.
His arterial line is coming out today. Although it was still in, they allowed us to resume kangaroo care on Tuesday night figuring that if the line came out, it would be a mess, but he'd be fine without it. His IV was removed yesterday. Once the arterial line is out, Truman will be down to one line only. And once he gets up to full feeds and TPN can be stopped, his PLL will be removed and he'll be line free.
We got preliminary results of his Wednesday morning neural scan last night. The swelling in both ventricles has decreased, and the bleed has decreased as well. We don't yet have details as to how much improvement there was, but it was improvement nonetheless!
In fun details, Truman is growing more hair. It's getting thicker and a little darker. It's still very blonde, though. It's also getting long and is growing down onto his neck and over the tops of his ears. I think he'll need a haircut before he comes home.