Monday, July 20, 2009

Apnea Dr. Appointment

Today we met with the apnea doctor. I'm sure he has a different title, but that is what I call him. He said it looks like Buddy is doing pretty well. However, since Buddy was on caffeine in the NICU, taken off in the NICU and put back on in the NICU, he would like him to stay on caffeine and the monitors another two weeks. Apparently premature babies normally do not have to be put back on caffeine because once they are off. So the doc wants to be safe even though things look good. We have had a few monitor events - 2 in the last 24 hours. He is fine, but they are scary when the machine starts beeping while he's sleeping (even scarier at 4 AM when we are all sleeping.) So long story long - we go back in 2 weeks.
I was told the doctor was a character, and it is true. I really liked him. Lots of information, but very friendly. He told me with a name like Buddy has,  he will either be a lawyer or the President. That's all part of our plan! :)
Buddy weighed in at 5 lbs 8 oz today and was 19 inches long! That is over two pounds in less than two months. We are so thankful - especially considering how much he has spit up this week!
Tomorrow we head off to our second adventure outside of the house- the pediatrician. My mom leaves in the morning, so "Auntie Missa" is coming to be an extra pair of hands.

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