Teeny Tiny Truman

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

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Moving Day!


Truman has now moved to the Feeder Grower Nursery, or the South Hall, as it is called at Baylor. His primary nurses will travel with him.

Truman had a really great day yesterday. He has had no Brady or Apnea spells since his big one on Tuesday night. The consensus is that he was just worn out from all the activity of the early part of his week and is not getting sick. Nurse Lisa thinks the eye exam, in particular, tends to wear out the little ones.

Truman had two great breastfeeding sessions yesterday and another one this morning, including at least a little practice without the shield. The order was given today to move to breastfeeding three times a day, to the extent that Mom can accomplish that and still work full time. I guess the sleep deprivation will be good practice for when he comes home.

Truman had a good session with his occupational therapist yesterday afternoon and took 20 CCs by bottle -- the highest amount to date. According to Nurse Kim, he had no desats during the feeding and only needed an oxygen boost to about 40 percent. Truman, like many preemies, sometimes needs a little more oxygen while bottle or breastfeeding, but has managed to have the last three breastfeeding sessions without additional oxygen.

He lost nine grams yesterday, but that is probably due to the fact that Tuesday's large weight gain was probably a bit false due to the transfusion he had.



Blogger JP said...

I've been out of the loop lately due to our moving. Glad to hear the good South Hall news!! Halle experienced her big brady episodes around the time she was moved to south hall as well. They thought hers was due to infection or need of a transfusion. Looking back I think it was probably reflux. Sounds like everyone's keeping a close eye on Truman & he'll outgrow those A's and B's soon! BTW - Nurse Kim was Halle's primary weekend nurse! :)

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Truman's Aunt Amy said...


2:15 PM  
Blogger cjzben said...

I am so happy for you that he moved on to the 'feeders and growers'nursery, that is really wonderful. He looked adorable in his pumpkin outfit.

My Lyla would also have really nasty spells after eye exams, and our nurses told us it was pretty common.

I am still thinking you all.

Claire - IV preemies.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous mattsmom said...

I love the pumpkin!
Truman is getting to be quite the little man!
CONGRATS on the move! It is one big step on the way to many many more!

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

YAY Truman!

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome! WTG Truman! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Lynne said...

Congratulations Kara and Ben!!

I am so happy for your family and to hear of Trumans progress.
Almost 4 pounds, wow!!!!

Thank you once again for letting us follow along on your journey.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Maggie (Sarah's mom) said...

Moving rooms is HUGE!!! It's a step in the right direction. Hooray for Truman!

Maggie (IV Preemies)

8:49 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

what wonderful news!!! I loved Truman's first Halloween pictures.

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Nurse Lisa that the eye appointment wears out the little ones so much. My daughter always had a lot of a/bs after an exam.

I'm so happy that Truman is doing so well!

Now back to lurking...

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Sara said...

CONGRATS! What a great move! How exciting-keep up the great work!

12:28 PM  

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