Update: Sunday, Dec. 3
CURRENT WEIGHT: 4 LBS, 14.4 OUNCES
Even though Truman is eating marvelously (and large amounts), he lost weight on Friday and held to that weight yesterday. The hospital is still indicating that he is likely to go home on Tuesday, but he really needs to gain at tonight's weight check and again tomorrow to hold on to a due date departure. They have upped the fortifiers on his breastmilk to bring it to 26 calories to help this process along.
He is doing great. Now that he eats how much he wants when he wants, he appears to be evening out to a four-hour schedule and taking about 2.3 ounces at a time, give or take a little.
We also got results back from his MRI. The blood is still in his brain, although resolved to some degree. However, we were very pleased to hear that at this point, no damage has been done to the white or gray matter of his brain, so it is about the best result we could hope for. He'll have another MRI in three months.
A couple of matters that could push him later into the week are an eye exam and a Synagis (RSV) shot scheduled for tomorrow. Sometimes the eye exams in particular really wear the babies out. However, for now, we are scheduled to room in with him at the hospital tomorrow.