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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

So here's a little update on Miller Lee...

Yesterday was pretty tough on the little guy. He was really tired and didn't attack his bottle like he normally does. Miller usually takes it in about 10 minutes and we have to slow him down. Yesterday, it took him about 30 minutes on a couple of occasions. He also had a few spells of apnea and bradycardia. In addition, last night he spit up a little more than usual.

This makes for a stressful day at the NICU, but we think all of the above can be attributed to fatigue. Over the course of the last several days, Miller has been subjected to the following:

1. Eye test
2. Hearing test
3. Cranial ultrasound
4. Removal of cannula ( they took him off of oxygen and air flow completely on Monday )
5. Circumcision
6. PCG test ( they hook him up to another machine for 24 hours )

We think he's just tired. There's a chance he's suffering from a little reflux, too. If so, the PCG will tell us and we can deal with it.

The nurses are giving him a break today. Miller will not have to endure any procedures and they've even given him his cannula back so he can recover.

The good news is he continues to put on weight. Miller's over 5 pounds now and gaining consistenly. Hopefully, he's able to contiunue his progress from here.

As always, thanks for all of your love and support.

Love,
Danny & Stephanie

3 comments:

kristen said...

Thanks for the update! I am sure his rough day was fatigue...I am a mess when I am tired and because we share the same blood type, I think Mr. Miller and I are pretty much alike. :-)He is such a cutie and is getting so big! 5 pounds! Woohoo!

Campbell's Mom said...

Poor guy was probably a little stressed after having someone whack off the tip of his manhood. OUCH! He's getting so big!

Uncle Jonny said...

Im just glad someone can beat the anteaters. Good work doctors.
Uncle Jonny