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February

Week 3 – February 1, 2015

3 weeks! I can’t believe at the end of this week our little man is going to be a month old. This week was…. something, Jarrod’s mom was down visiting and just left yesterday. Having her down was a huge help since I ended up back at the iwk Monday night with a temp of 39.9 and was there until Thursday. Friday Jo-Anne and I started organising the house to make it look more lived in.

 

C is doing amazing, he has been putting on weight like crazy and is now over three pounds! His meals are now increasing a ml a day so every two hours he’s getting 7 ml starting at noon today. I have also officially developed mom brain as I am excited that my boy is now pooping on his own (he’s going to LOVE that I’ve shared that with everyone). The one thing we are waiting out is a leak in his breathing machine; he seems to be handling it well but the doctors and respiratory therapists are keeping a close eye on him and the machine to decide what they are going to do next. — feeling proud 

Week 4 – February 8, 2015

And here we are, 4 weeks ago our little man stole our hearts, C is still doing amazing. 

This week we hit 1600g which means he is now big enough to wear his id bracelet on his leg which is quite exciting and seeing him pack on the pounds… Er….grams means he looks bigger every day! 

Because his feeds are increasing and he is tolerating them well, he was taken off one of the iv bags and the second iv bag we are hoping will be taken off when he hits full feeds after tomorrow’s increase. We are also still watching his breathing tube which still has a leak, but C is handling it well. Because of this they have also decided to start weening him off the machine so it won’t be too long before the time is gone and he just has the nose piece for oxygen. 

A milestone for mommy was that I got to change a couple diapers these past couple of days. Thankfully, they have just been wet, there will be lots of time for poopy diapers when he comes home!  feeling proud  

Week 5 – February 15, 2015

Ooooo it’s Sunday! I almost forgot an update since I’ve been home all day and completely forgot it was Sunday.

I’ve been good this week, I even took advantage of some sun this week and went for a bit of a walk. (Which with all this bad weather I won’t be doing for awhile now).

C has had a big week, he is almost 4lbs! This week they tried to take his breathing tube out but he just wasn’t ready yet and only lasted an hour with an oxygen mask, he is now back with a breathing tube, sadly still with his leak, but is doing better then before. This week his iv has been taken out and he is getting all his nutrients from milk!

This week coming we are hoping to keep working on his breathing and will be listening to his cues as to when he is ready to be on the breathing mask.

This is one of my favorite pictures from this week: our little superman

Week 6 – February 23, 2015

Hey friends and family, here’s this week’s update:
This past week was a big week for our little man. On Tuesday they tried to put C on a mask again and he only lasted 25 minutes, and then at midnight he pulled on his tube enough that he had to be reentubated. Today they are going to try again but with an ear, nose, and throat Dr there to do a scope of his airway to make sure there aren’t any problems.
C has also made the jump from being fed every 2 hours, to every 3 and is doing well with the increase of milk. The increase is now determined by his weight, so he will get the same amount until the next weight milestone. Speaking of weight, C is now 4lbs 5oz and is getting so big!
As for mommy and daddy, we are good, yesterday was spent very sleepily as we didn’t get to bed until 4 in the morning from a quick trip to emerge for a stomach pain that traveled down the middle of my stomach. Everything came back negative so now we’re just crossing or fingers that the only hospital visits we will be making well be the ones to visit our little man until he gets home.

 

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