Teeny Tiny Truman

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

Monday, November 13, 2006

Update: Monday, Nov. 13

CURRENT WEIGHT: 4 lbs, 3.2 ounces (1913 GRAMS)

Truman had a pretty good weekend. It became clear, however, that taking all feeds by bottle or breast is wearing him out. So, now the order is to attempt every other feed by bottle or breast. The calories for his milk have also been upped to 28 calories. They will also no longer wake him for feeds or diaper changes and assessment times. He can be gavaged without waking, and assessments and diaper changes will occur when he is awake. Currently, he is waked every three hours, assessed (listening to lungs, temperature, etc.), has his diaper changed, and is fed. Now, Truman will dictate such things rather than a schedule. Feeds will still be somewhat on a schedule.

Dr. Sudawahla told me this morning that he would like to schedule Truman's re-section surgery for the first part of next week. That is such an exciting prospect for us because it means that (assuming everything goes well and if Truman has a quick post-op recovery) we might be able to have this little boy home late this month!! He also said that his only goal for this week is get Truman to the 2000 grams he needs to be for surgery and worry about pushing him on feeds and getting off of oxygen altogether after the surgery.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic update for Truman today! Grow baby grow!!

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am always so glad when an update is posted. I worry if more than a day goes by without a word from Mom or Dad. I will keep Truman in my prayers and thoughts.
Judith Marie

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is such exciting news! We'll be praying that it works out to have him home soon.

Steph Anderson

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ben, Kara, and Truman,
That is such wonderful news! Hopefully you will have a little butterball at your Thanksgiving table! We are both excited for you three. We will keep you guys in our thoughts. Grow Truman grow!
Jason and Cinda

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is wonderful news! Keep it up Truman, mommy and daddy want you home soon!

3:59 PM  
Blogger Maggie (Sarah's mom) said...

You can see the end of the tunnel in sight! I remember how awesome of a feeling that was. Sending lots of prayers for Truman as he approaches his surgery.

Maggie (IV Preemies)

4:19 PM  

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