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Monday, June 18, 2007

Miller had a great weekend! At last report, he weighed 4 lbs 10.5 ozs! He's now taking all of his feedings by bottle; 42 cc's of milk every three hours and he really gets after it. In fact, we have to make a conscious effort to slow him down at times. He is such a little piglet.

We're interested to see how Miller reacts without his little shot of caffeine. He was supposed to get his last dose a couple of days ago, but they extended it through yesterday. In a way, he has been weaning himself off of it just by growing. He has more than doubled since birth, but his caffeine dose has been the same. He's doing so much of his own work right now (breathing, eating). He'll probably be a little groggy for the next few days and may not eat as vigorously until he adjusts. We just hope he can continue to take the bottle so we don't have to reinsert his feeding tube.
He is also down to a one-liter flow on his cannula. This won't mean much to anyone, but up until yesterday he was on a two-liter flow. This really just means he's one step closer to losing that thing for good! In the photo above he is cannula and gavage free!

Davika, one of our All Star Nurses, is going on vacation for the next couple of weeks. We're really going to miss her, but her break is well deserved. She's not going to recognize him when she returns. If only we could get Beth (his day primary) to work round the clock. He always seems to be doing great when she is there and it is easy to relax on her watch.

Special thanks to Uncle Bob for the ESPN Magazine subscription!

Danny & Stephanie


Chad said...

It seems like he just hit 4 pounds a couple of days ago. Miller is in a huge growth spurt, that's great.

Bizibit said...

look at those cheeks..they are getting chubby!

Anonymous said...

Way 2 go Miller - he just keeps on growing! Sounds like he is almost ready to come home, it's very exciting :) Our prayers are still with you! Love, Didi & Tony xoxo