Truman's First Post-NICU Illness
CURRENT WEIGHT: 11 LBS, 6 OUNCES
ADJUSTED AGE: 5.5 MONTHS
CHRONOLOGICAL AGE: 9.5 MONTHS
Three weeks out of isolation, and Truman got his first cold. It was mild one, and he is on the mend, but it definitely scared us when he woke up with a productive cough. Our first thought was his lungs, but the doctor assured us that it did not get down into his lungs. So, our first illness turned out to be pretty minor. I guess it was bound to happen sometime.
Of greater concern for me than the illness was the dramatic slowdown in growth. Instead of his usually 20 grams or so a day, Truman slowed down to a little less than 5 grams a day. Let's hope he picks it up over the next couple of weeks before his next appointment, or I think there will be some adjustment in his feeding regimen.