Friday, March 28, 2008

Feisty Guy!

Tonight Jacob will start receiving breastmilk!

I have been pumping and freezing my milk until they were ready to start him on it and tonight he will be receiving 1cc which is 1/5th of a teaspoon!

He has also been receiving an Electrolyte/Vitamin mix and Lipids via IV. They are hoping this will help him gain weight because he has been fluctuating between 1 lb 4 oz and 1 lb 7 oz since birth. I will feel much better one he starts to gain weight because he is incredibly tiny right now! The pictures do not do his size justice, he appears so much bigger and longer in the pictures than he does in real life.

You will notice in most of the pictures that I will be posting that he is wearing a "Zorro" mask and has his ventilator taped to his face. The mask is to block out the phototherapy lights that they have on him to help with his high bilirubin levels called Jaundice. In the isolette, with his mask on, he looks like he is tanning!

The ventilator is taped to his face so he doesn't accidentally knock it out which he has done multiple times already. Our little guy is a feisty one and hates to have his diaper changed! He has ripped off his heart monitors multiple times and was grabbing and whipping his wires around so much that they had to move them from his wrist to his ankle so he can't reach them! His ventilator has also fallen out a few times and he was doing so well breathing on his own that the alarms never sounded and the nurse didn't realize it was out until she went to weigh him. This is actually a good sign, but due to his size they will not take him off the ventilator and put him on the CPAP for a few more weeks.

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