Back on C-PAP
WEIGHT: 2 LBS, 9.5 OUNCES(ALMOST)
Truman performed beautifully for about 29 hours on nasal canula before he just tuckered out and had to go back to C-PAP. He has a back-up support of 10 just like before he went to canula. The doctors think that they might try again in another week after he has had a chance to grow more. His sats are good, and his oxygen pretty well stays at room air, so the C-PAP works well for him. However, Truman really hates the nose prongs on the C-PAP. As a result, he can't really sleep on his tummy anymore because he has figured out how to lift his upper body and stretch his head back to try to pull the prongs out. He's amazingly strong and willful for such a little one.
Truman is still having trouble gaining weight. He only gained 5 grams yesterday. They added protein powders and vitamins to his feeds today to try to help him grow. They can still add a few calories, but they don't want to give him more calories than his gut can handle just to have him stool it all out. So, it looks like it will be a process of small tweaks for small gains for the time being. But, it's time to grow, baby, grow, or he will be in NICU for a lot longer.