Not too much news to report today, but no news is good news!!
The last dose of meds for the PDA was administere
Jacob has finally surpassed his birth weight and was weighing in at 1 lb 8 oz today! They said the weight gain could be a result of his calories or the fluid he had in his lungs earlier this week, but they did a chest x-ray again and his lungs were not as hazy as they were the other day and his weight has been 1 lb 8 oz for the past two days so hopefully the weight gain is due to calories! My short-term goal is to see him reach 907 grams or 2 pounds! That will be an exciting day!
They removed the umbilical line they were using to feed Jacob and replaced it with a PICC line (also known as a central IV line) that goes to a blood vessel right next to his heart so this is good news! The IV is less invasive than the umbilical line and there is less chance of an infection so we are hopeful that little Jacob can start his feedings again tonight and start that weight gain we are hoping for.
That is all the news we have for tonight! Next update will probably be over the weekend so stay tuned!