Teeny Tiny Truman

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

Monday, October 23, 2006

Still growing!

CURRENT WEIGHT: 3 LBS, 4 OUNCES (1473 GRAMS)
CURRENT LENGTH: 15.5 INCHES
HEAD MEASUREMENT: 11 INCHES

Truman has really hit a groove with growth. This last week, he had an above average daily weight gain!! Finally, little man. Breastfeeding is continuing to go well, and his tube feeds are at 27 ccs, or 6.75 ounces a day.

He was weaned to .1 liters of oxygen on the canula this morning. Nurse Allison said it's possible to switch to a microflow, but it's likely that the canula will be taken off and Truman will be able to try breathing all by himself later this week.

Although he still struggles some with Brady/Apnea spells while eating and some desats when he gets really comfortable, he didn't have any overnight and hasn't had any so far today.

--Kara

9 Comments:

Anonymous Sara said...

Way to grow Truman! He is doing great! Sounds like breastfeeding is progressing well for both of you, and that he is almost ready to try room air again very soon! How very exciting for all of you-keep up the great work little man! You will soon be out growing if not already done so those preemie diapers- Take care! Sara

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Charlisa said...

Way to GROW, Truman!

Praying in Palestine.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

Thats great that you are growing so much better now Truman!!!

I'm sure you'll be home soon. And thats great you get to have more room air....

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Jodi said...

Grow Truman Grow!!!!!
You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Jodi and Ali in NC

4:23 PM  
Blogger cjzben said...

He is doing so well, that is great. Wonderful that he is growing so much better now.

I am still thinking of you all.
Claire (IV- Preemies)

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

I love to hear all this good news! Keep it up!!

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Candid Housewife said...

Hope everything continues to go well and my prayers will continue to be with him!! :)

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! He will be in my continued prayers.

4:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. Just wanted to stop by and say Yay! I was delighted to hear how well Truman has been doing with the breastfeeding and that he has been growing well. I hope it won't be too long before he can come home. Best wishes.

Kathleen
Dec. '06 EC

9:41 AM  

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