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Monday, May 21, 2007

We're inching closer to 3 pounds! Miller weighs 2 lbs 15 1/2 ounces! He's up to 27 cc's of fortified milk and we hope he continues to tolerate the increasing volume. Miller's reflux has subsided, as well. His pump delivers his 27 cc's over the course of 60 minutes and we think the extended duration has helped.

Mom and Dad are a little more comfortable with his various machines. We know where all of the tubes and wires are supposed to go, so we can move him around a little more without having a heart attack.

Miller seems to be settling into a rhythm. He very rarely experiences a Bradycardia episode ( heart rate drop ) and when he does, he fixes it himself. But, he needs a little help from time to time on his O2. Room air is 21% and we'd love it if Miller could sustain the normal blood oxygen level on his own. However, because his lungs are still developing, he gets assistance from the CPAP or the nasal cannula. A couple of weeks ago, he was cruising right along with very little help. Lately, he's needed a little more assistance. He'll normally sit right around 29%, but when he gets tired we have to kick it up to 34% or 35% on his Oxygen level. We think it might be attributed to the fact that he's using a lot of energy eating and growing. We hope that's the case, anyway.

Overall, we're very pleased with his progress. We're about a third of the way home, so we've still got a long way to go. Thanks so much for your continued thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Danny & Stephanie

5 comments:

Jonny said...

any recent pics?

kristen said...

Yea!! I love that he is growing and eating so much! :-) I can't wait to meet the little guy - he is already one of my favorite people. :-)

love,
Kristen, Josh and Elle

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!! HE IS SO CUTE! I AM SO GLAD YA'LL UPDATED THE PICS. I AM SO GLAD EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE IS DOING WELL! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. AND I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET MILLER! LOVE, LITTLE HYATT! AKA NAT

Anonymous said...

WOW! almost 3 pounds already? what a champ! And I can't believe he is already a month old. happy birthday lil man! It was great seeing you saturday night steph. It meant a lot that you came (all things considered). You and Danny are doing such a great job. BE proud of your son and of yourselves. Keep looking up and you will never be let down!
Love,
Rachel, Joel & Sydney

Campbell's Mom said...

Happy 1 month birthday Miller!!!