Teeny Tiny Truman

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

Monday, October 30, 2006

Update: Monday, Oct. 30

CURRENT WEIGHT: 3 LBS, 11.7 OUNCES (1700 GRAMS)
CURRENT LENGTH: 15.75 INCHES

Truman had a good weekend. He tried bottle feeding another couple of times. He only took 1 CC with Ben's efforts on Saturday. He took 15 CCs with Nurse Lisa's efforts on Sunday (and with a slow flow nipple), but it tired him out so much that he was zonked most of the day and was too tired to even attempt breastfeeding last night. Although we thought over the weekend that bottle feeding was going to be stopped for the time being, the occupational therapist came in this morning and worked with Truman on nippling and got him to take 6 CCs. The plan is for the OTs to work with him once a day. It's been decided that we will increase breastfeeding to twice a day. We're getting better at breastfeeding all the time, enough so that when he has a good session, we half his gavage feeding afterwards. His feeds are up to 31 CCs.

Truman has another eye exam this morning. His canula was weaned to .3, but he hovered a bit low, so it was bumped back to .5 liters of flow. He still remains mostly on room air.

For the first time, he decided to be awake and alert when his Papa Perry and Grandmommy visited and show his personality off a little. It made us proud!

Truman gets a chance to check out his Dad.

Truman is a little too tired to be very alert for pictures.

Daddy's MVP.

--Kara

4 Comments:

Anonymous Heather said...

Ok, those pics are *way* too cute :) I am dying from the cuteness! Truman is growing so well. Soon you'll be taking him home and the NICU will be a distant memory!

God Bless,

Heather (Dec 06 EC)

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see dad is teaching Truman the guns up sign early. It must come naturally. Looks like you guys had a wonderful weekend with Truman. The pictures say it all. As always thinking about you three. Keep on growing Truman!
Jason and Cinda

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Charlisa said...

How wonderful! Kara, I am so glad that your mom and dad got to enjoy his awake time. Thank you God, for the miracle of Truman!

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

It's wonderful to see him doing so well. I look forward to getting my "Truman update" every evening before I go to bed... I continue to pray for you all, and I thank God for his amazing progress so far! Kudos to what sounds like an amazing hospital staff as well. Keep chugging, little guy!
Jennifer Perryman (Dec 06 BabyCenter board)

10:52 PM  

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