Almost 3 Pounds!
Current Weight: 2LBS, 15.6 OUNCES
Truman is 10 grams shy of 3 pounds! He gained a whopping 31 grams yesterday (an ounce is about 30 grams). We're hoping he makes the big leap today.
Truman and Mom had a big milestone -- our first attempt at breastfeeding. Up to this point, Truman has been fed with a tube running down his throat into his tummy. Yesterday was the first time he had any liquid in his mouth. It's easier for these little ones to learn to eat orally at the breast rather than by bottle, so his first little try was last night. The session went OK. He seemed to realize that there was something that he liked the taste of and got latched on a few times and got a little milk. He tried for about five minutes before he decided to have a Brady/Apnea spell. I guess he doesn't quite have the "breathe" part of suck-swallow-breathe down. Overall, I think the session was successful because he got a latch and got a little milk without choking or getting fussy. We'll try again today with a lactation consultant. The breastfeeding sessions won't replace any of his scheduled feeds until much later when he gets the hang of things, but we're still enjoying trying.
He was weaned this morning from 1 liter of air flow on his canula to .8 so his respiration improves every day. He's still primarily on room air. He has some desat spells, but he usually self corrects and most are related to feeding.