Teeny Tiny Truman

This page is all about Truman, born Aug. 8, 2006 to Kara and Ben.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Progress Slowing a Bit

Truman lost a little weight yesterday. He is down to just under 2 lbs, 8 ounces. His back-up support on the C-PAP had also been lowered to 5 breaths per minutes, but due to some de-satting, it's been raised back to 10 breaths per minute. The fortifier for his breast milk was raised by 2 more calories to help address the weight loss. His nutritionist also said that protein powders might be added to help as well.

All in all, he's doing quite well, but we don't like to see him lose weight. He needs to gain and gain steadily to get big enough to come home someday.

--Kara

10 Comments:

Blogger JP said...

Don't get too discouraged. He's probably just burning extra calories with all of the breathing he's been doing! :)

3:05 PM  
Blogger suzyqhat said...

I haven't visited in over a week, so had a lot of cathcing up to do. Grow, Truman, Grow!

We love you guys and are praying for y'all like gang-busters!

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Mia said...

I'm with jp -- breathing takes some work! Three steps forward, one back ... such is NICU life. Truman is doing fantastically well. Make sure to take tons of pics -- your little man will grow so fast, and you won't want to forget his newborn days, even though they are tough!

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Jill M, Southern CA said...

One moment he looks like his daddy, then in other pictures he looks alot like you. It's amazing.

I'm from the Jan BBC Boards and we are all keeping tabs on the Truman updates. We send you our best.

Every day is a new journey.

Congratulations. Keep that good news coming.

Go Truman!

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay positive and keep praying.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had not peeked in on Truman for about a week- and WOW! He looks great! It is true-a little extra calories go to the breathing-but hang in there! Working in the NICU I have gotten to see parents starting out being afraid of the fragility of their little one to parents like you have gotten 'comfortable' and enjoy caring for him! I used to be a nanny for a former 23 weeker (he is now 11 years old) and I have to admit that I forgot just how small they are, and how scary it can be to be around the beeping and everything so small. Keep up the great fight-keep growing-he will be home with you before you know it!

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truman.. oh gosh what can I say, I last read the updates a few days ago and it seems like so much has happened.. gosh look at the picture, what is he 3 months old now? He looks so much BIGGER! :)
Keep fighting little guy ... we're rootin for you:)

much love and prayers

Dec06ECmomma

7:40 PM  
Anonymous kristi said...

I've been checking in, I saw your posts on the Dec. board, I'm due January 10. My son was a preemie, granted not as early as Truman but my heart still goes out to you. What a little fighter you have, my heart just melts seeing his pictures and reading the updates. Many prayers are going up for your little guy, be strong!

1:31 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

Dear Kara and Ben
firstly congratulations on your beautiful little boy! Secondly I must say thank you so much for starting this blog charting Trumans progress. My husband and I have a daughter that was born at 23 weeks and 4 days, 10 days after Truman and after a few hours of trawling the internet for inspiration I came across your blog and it's been so amazing to read about another family going through the rollercoaster ride that is NICU! Every night we log on to find out how Truman is getting on and we're so pleased to see that he is doing so well. So just wanted to let you know that Truman has helped us more than you know and we're sending lots of love to you and Truman from London, England that you stay strong and that your little man makes continued progress. Our daughter is called Seren and now weighs 2lbs 9oz and they are just starting to try her 2 hours a day on low flow oxygen so small steps but I'm sure our babies will be home before we know it.
Love and best wishes to you all

Sam, Andy and Seren

3:34 AM  
Blogger scait said...

Hi there: My name is Cait. I belong to an online community (ivillage) and someone there posted about your blog. I wanted to take a quick look and was mezmoried by your beautiful boy.

I wish you all the best of luck and I look forward to a year from now when you're groaning about your great big boy tearing around the house, mucking up everything and causing all kinds of trouble!!

Take care and thanks for letting strangers be a part of your process.

All the best,

cait

ps-my son's blog (which I've been woefully poor at updating) is: www.sevryn.blogspot.com

2:48 PM  

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