Teeny Tiny Truman

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

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Update: Sunday, Dec. 3


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.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ben & Kara and lil Truman

I'm praying for you. Rooming in will be good for both of you and I pray that there is a weight gain and you get to go home together.

Grow lil Truman, grow, you have places to be, things to do, nursing to tend to:)


10:13 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I just started as an intern (first year resident) in the NICU in Birmingham on Monday, and it has been so encouraging to read this before I go back in to take care of "my" babies in the morning. Congratulations!!!

(I'm a friend of Heather and Alan's sister :))

12:08 AM  
Blogger Tina Rock said...

I am currently 23w6d pregnant. I came accross your story on Baby Center.

I pray that little Truman continues to do well. I am amazed at your strength and the miracle of life that is Truman.

I loved the smiling pictures of Baby Truman. This is truly an amazing miracle.

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news! I hope he can come home on Tues. Our sons had similar due dates and I've been following your updates. Thank you for sharing with all of us, you are in our family's thoughts.


6:40 PM  

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