Teeny Tiny Truman

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

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

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

6 Comments:

Anonymous Charlisa said...

How exciting!!! He is growing so quickly now. I am praying for the brain scan results. Enjoy the tub bath and take lots of pictures to share!

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been watching your website for a while. I live in Killeen (Fort Hood) and work in Austin. I'm due Dec. 15th. It's amazing how much Truman has changed in appearance since his was born, he is beautiful. Please share his total weight and length if you can. I wish ya'll the best. Salina1215

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is sssooooo cute!!!! I can't wait to see him in December because that is when he was due. I he has been so strong through this whole thing. I think Santa should bring him something extra special! -wink- -wink-!

With lots of love,
Kayla Townsend

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gosh he is growing fast now~!! he is changing every time i see a new photo of him!! he is truely an amazing little lad and i love stopping by to see how he is doing it is fantastic!!!!
kainesmum dec exp 06

12:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep going strong Truman!!! Grow! Grow! Grow! Enjoy your time with your very special parents and grandparents. I know that they would all love a little butterball named Truman at the Thanksgiving table this year. You are well on your way!
Always thinking about you, Jason and Cinda

4:28 AM  
Blogger A day in the life of Luke said...

How great! A bath...his first one. Make sure to get lots of pictures, they make terrific scrapbook pages.

I'm so impressed with the way he's gaining weight now too. Do you think Thanksgiving now having him home could still be possible?

8:49 AM  

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