Teeny Tiny Truman

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

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Update: Wednesday, Nov. 1


Truman gave us a bit of a scare last night. We had been informed of a major Brady during the prior night while sleeping (the Brady that prompted yesterday's blood transfusion). He had a small one while we were attempting to breastfeed yesterday morning and then last night while breastfeeding, he had a whopper of a Brady / desat spell. Couple that with some congestion he's been having, and he scared Mom and Dad quite a bit. We were very worried that he was on the verge of another illness. So, after the big Brady, they ordered a chest ray (which was clear) and an RSV culture (which came back negative). I think they did it mostly to make us feel better. He did great during the rest of our visit and all through the night. Also, he didn't act like he felt bad.

This morning, he was doing fine and had one of his best breastfeeding sessions ever. He hasn't been needing additional oxygen or more support on the canula. So, we're chalking everything up to exhaustion or perhaps reflux. Between an eye exam, a rough ostomy bag change, OT visits for nippling, two breastfeeding sessions a day, an IV placement (which has already been removed this morning), we think he was just really tired. But, they are keeping a close eye on him nonetheless.

He is up to 33 CCs (8.8 ounces per day or 1.1 ounce at a time) on feeds and has another OT visit scheduled this afternoon to work on bottle feeding.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found your site today and am passing it on to my son & his girlfriend who just had a 24 week baby on 10/30. I think your chronicles of Truman will help them get through the road ahead. Thank you for sharing.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Kitkat said...

After all of that, I'd be tired too! Glad to hear they don't think it is anything serious (and that they're willing to check if for nothing than your peace of mind). And, I have to say... that pumpkin costume was just WAY TOO CUTE!!!

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Sara Samul said...

Sounds like you all had a busy/rough night- reason to be tired out. But on a positive note- Truman sure made one heck of a cute pumpkin in his big boy bed! I am glad that the RSV came back negative-that season is coming up quickly- I am sure the Xray and culture was also done to put us NICU nurses at ease to (we tend to get a little excited even when we don't let on ;) ) You have an adorable little family- I am so glad that all is going so well- keep up the great work all of you!

6:13 PM  

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