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.