CURRENT WEIGHT: 5 LBS, 7.4 OUNCES
Truman continues to recover from surgery and to get stronger. He made it successfully through four breastfeeding sessions yesterday, so when his overnight feedings came around and he only got 1/3 of an ounce (10CCs), he was not a happy boy. His caretakers were listening (how could they not listen to those pipes) and increased his gavage feedings to 20CCs today. Mom is also going to try to fit in three breastfeeding sessions today, which will definitely please the little one.
His canula was weaned from .5 liters of flow to .2. His lipids will be turned off today (they are part of the IV nutrition), and his IV fluids have been reduced. He also got his last dose of preventive antibiotics this morning. He lost 10 grams yesterday, which although it is isn't much, at least he's not continuing to pack on more swelling.
Although one side of his tummy wound looks pretty red and although he continues to be very swollen, he is showing no signs of pain and wants to be held in his favorite position again -- with his tummy on our chests. He appears not to have lost any strength as a result of surgery. During several burping sessions, rather than laying his head on my shoulder, he held his head up and watched me, rooting for more food the whole time. He is definitely acting like our Truman again.