Update: Wednesday, Oct. 25
CURRENT WEIGHT: 3 LBS, 7.3 OUNCES (1573 GRAMS)
It's been exactly 24 hours without respiration support of any kind, and Truman is still doing beautifully. He had one Brady around 4 a.m., but no other "episodes" since being set free.
The brain sonogram that was originally scheduled for today has been moved back to Friday, so we won't have results by tomorrow, but by Saturday.
Truman had his single biggest weight gain ever yesterday - he went up 65 grams. That's about 2 full ounces!
Truman tried his first bottle feed today after Mom's breastfeeding session. It looks like he's not quite ready. He got through about 3 CCs before deciding it was just too much for him. Between that, a very snotty nose, and a feeding tube that turned out to not be all the way down to his tummy, he had a very rough 2 p.m. feeding with lots of desats. The whole process -- breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and tube (or gavage) feeding, took about two hours with all the starts and stops. However, Nurse Camille said the 5 p.m. feeding went smoothly.
Tonight, Mom and Dad are also scheduled to give the little guy a tub bath for the first time ever. Of course, that assumes, he's not too pooped from the stressful 2 p.m. feeding.
--Kara & Ben