Sunday, July 12, 2009

Day 45 - Test, Test, 1,2,3, Test


Here is a picture of Buddy passing his second test in life - the carseat test. Doesn't he look so tiny in that big seat? Last night he weighed 5 lbs 2 oz.

If all goes well, Hubby and I get to go to Care By Parent sometime tomorrow. Also sometime tomorrow we will be getting training on the monitor for Buddy's apnea. So it seems that hee may get to be home Tuesday (?) or Wednesday(?). I'm not really clear on how long we do Care By Parent.
We also got permission from the doctor to try Buddy at feeding how I originally intended to feed him if all had gone according to plan. He will get to do this at least once a day, but the nurse is thinking twice a day because Buddy did such a great job his first time at it. He will still have to be fed by the bottle a lot for his calorie supplements, vitamins, iron, and medicine, but twice a day is much better than not doing it at all.

We are headed back to the hospital in a few minutes, and then I have last minute things to do tonight that I thought I would have another few days/week to get done after Friday didn't turn out how we planned. Because of course I didn't do any of it this weekend! :) Nothing major - just a couple of small purchases to make and a few household things to do if I can. We are praying everything goes well tonight. Buddy has been doing SO much better since they put him back on caffeine and switched the bottle they were using. We are thankful.

3 comments:

  1. How exciting for you! I'm thrilled to hear the good news!

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  2. This is all VERY good news! It must be so exciting to be so close! I pray that everything continues on track and he comes home very soon!Beth

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  3. Buddy does look SO tiny in the carseat! I also love how his hand is positioned up by his head. It's like he's saying, "Ho hum, can we get this test over with now???" Very adorable!! Mom

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