Update: Monday, Nov. 13
CURRENT WEIGHT: 4 lbs, 3.2 ounces (1913 GRAMS)
CURRENT LENGTH: 15.75 INCHES
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.