Thursday, February 18, 2010
8 Lbs. and Growing!
Graham hit 8 lbs. on the scale this morning! This is great for so many reasons. He continues to grow a little everyday which means although his body is healing his lungs, omphalocele and gut, there's still some energy left over to put some meat on his bones.
His breathing continues to be on the high side, but we're all realizing this might just be how Graham is going to be.
Feeding volume went up today to 30ml every 6 hrs and I'm continuing the non-nutritive breastfeeding so G can relearn how to breastfeed.
We continue to be amazed at how the omphalocele is healing. Dr. West thinks in a week the new skin will completely cover it and we won't be dealing with an open wound any longer! I am still doing the dressing changes everyday. Check the post from January 7th (Still Healing) to compare today's picture of the omphalocele. Go Graham!
Graham is such a happy baby. He smiles all the time and we're on pins and needles waiting for that first little giggle to burst out. He is very content most of the time just taking in all the sights around him and he loves being held. He is sleeping great (mostly through the night) even amidst all the NICU noisiness. How are we going to recreate that when we get home?!?