Friday, October 13, 2006

Snacks Switch for More Nap & Play Time

Today Eric's feedings inched up again. First he went to 21 cc's every 2 hours and after tolerating that well he went to 23 cc's. Then Dr. Slagle switched his feedings to every 3 hours with a slight increase every so many feeds until he hits his goal of 27cc's every 3 hours. Now he can take longer naps between snack times. Like a good DelloIacono Thies, he likes to eat. He even gets a little fussy right before feeding time.

Eric's breathing still "swings" as the medical folks say. That means he swings between shallow and deep breaths. He was swinging a lot and had an increase in his "A's & B's" since Dr. Slagle turned down the amount of pressure the hi-flow oxygen was delivering. This is common preemie behavior. She challenged him a bit to see if he was ready to turn it down, but he told her he wasn't ready for that yet. He likes to hold his breath when he poops & when he gets to comfey with a full belly.

His eyes are a little goopy again so he getting eye drops again, which don't seem to bug him to much.

Today when I was holding him my hand got a little cramp, a good sign that he is adding weight. He listened to me babble a bit and then fell asleep for a good while. He usually tells us when he is tired of being held and wants his space back in bed by getting squirmy and scrunching up his eyes.

1 comments:

kathy said...

Sounds like Eric is doing great. How's mommy doing? Are you taking some Mommy time and letting Daddy have some baby fun, too?
Lots of love, Aunt Kathy