Our family's first Halloween together.
Mama's little Pumpkin.
Playing dress-up makes Truman tired.
Halloween orange doesn't really seem to be Truman's color, does it?
Truman managed to push off his stem. Whoops! Where'd that thing go?
CURRENT WEIGHT: 3 LBS, 12.7 OUNCES (1727 GRAMS)
Truman has now officially tripled his birth weight. He has slowed down the growth pace a little over the last week, but it's still above the goal most days. He must have been going through a growth spurt last week. His feeds were increased to 32CCs today, which is a little more than 8.5 ounces per day.
Truman had a couple of Bradys last night and another one after a relatively mediocre breastfeeding session this morning. It seems that he couldn't get a burp out. I think he was too tired to do much breastfeeding, which were reflected in his 02 levels while trying. I decided not to push him this morning. He's also still giving us signs that he's having some reflux issues.
Because of the Bradys and the hovering 02 levels, they decided to give Truman a blood transfusion today. He has an IV in his pretty little scalp again. We were told last night that Truman was next on the list to be transferred to the South Hall, or the feeder-grower unit. At that point, he was the most stable baby in the critical care nursery, but after last night's Brady episodes, he's no longer on the list for a move across the hall.
His ostomy bag had to be changed while I was there this morning. I got a look at the hernia that has developed above his stoma. It does not look good, but Sue assured me that it was pretty typical. It has caused additional intestine to be herniated out, so the stoma is growing in size, but it looks healthy, which is the thing to watch for. The hernia will be repaired when he has his bowel re-section before he comes home.
--Kara & Ben