Saturday, January 24, 2009

Back to Naked Baby

Getting bigger.

So much bigger than his bear now.

This was right before he turned his head all the way to the other side!

Nicholas had a pretty good day today. He is 11 weeks old and weighs 4 lb. 15 oz and is 17 1/4 inches long.
He is doing well on the Vapotherm but they want to get his flow down to 3-4 liters of oxygen per minute. The Vapotherm causes a lot of air buildup in the tummy so they want his flow to be lower, which will mean less air in his tummy, because of his past tummy problems.

He is still at full feeds and they added a baby multi-vitamin today.

He had a hard time regulating his body temperature so he is out of clothes and they have his bed set to keep his skin at a certain temperature. Once he gets his shunt and the the pressure on his brain is released, he should be able to regulate his temperature better. They are weaning him off the heated isolette already.

He has 2 hernias, which are very common in preemies, and they will fix those right before he goes home.

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