CURRENT WEIGHT: 3LBS, 14.4 OUNCES (1776 GRAMS)
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.