Update: September 19
WEIGHT: 2 lbs, 3 ounces
LENGTH: 13 1/2 inches
Dr. Khattak said that Truman is doing better today. His heart rate is lower and his ventilator settings are lower. They were able to wean him from blood pressure medication overnight, but he was back on it by mid-day. He has also had to go up a little on his oxygen settings since the night.
All of the blood cultures are still negative, including the fungal culture. They still can't figure out what he's got, but he appears to be slowly getting better. Truman is still very sick though.
He's sedated so that he doesn't breathe over the ventilator. It will be a few more days before the breast milk feeds are started again.
Dr. Khattak estimated yesterday that Truman would be on the high-speed ventilator for another 10 days to two weeks. As long as he is on this ventilator, there will be no kangaroo care.