March 28, 2012
Weight: 3 pounds 8 ounces. More about this in the “Feedings” section.
Alarms: 9 total, all self-resolved.
Labs: none planned until 3/31.
Oxygen/Lungs: Still on room air. Dr said that after a week of no oxygen and still doing well, he will be able to come off the oxygen (saturation) monitor. So hopefully by Friday he will have one less monitor!
Belly/Bowels: No change.
Skin-to-Skin Time/Holding: I went up at my normal afternoon time and held the little guy from about 2-4, then Alex came at 5 and held him til about 7. We also had some friends, Ali & Aaron, come visit.
Feedings: Because over the last week or so, E is still gaining weight, but not quite as fast he could based on his caloric intake. So today, they went ahead and upped his caloric intake per kilogram, so hopefully he will start really packing on the pounds. He’s now up to 32 ml per feeding. Grow, buddy, grow!
Side note: Eye drainage has self-resolved. Probably just a little clogged tear duct.