3 lbs 12.75 ozs
So there is 0 doubt that he has lost a lot of weight, on the other hand it is amazing how good he looks now. A lot of his weight was associated to him being very swelled up. It was difficult to tell because the onset was so gradual and we were just used to him looking like that, but it is amazing how he looks now that the swelling is gone. They have been giving him lasix, which is a diuretic, helps pull off unneeded fluid. It helped his breathing out a lot too and they have been able to wean his o2 down to 2L flow and he is staying at around 22% oxygen.
There has been some mild increases in his feeding volumes that they are zipping down his tube now, well actually we are doing it, we have to hold the tube normally to feed him, it can be a time consuming job. He has a tendency to have some spit up but it has been pretty mild and what is just considered normal spit up for any baby, even more so with Calen because we are putting air in his belly with the feedings.
They were working on target practice today. It's giving Calen a chance to find moms breast and to be stimulated by the taste of the breast milk. He actually tried nursing a couple times today so I think he will catch on soon.
We gave him his Thursday swaddle bath, that was nice and just today we got there and we kept him out of the isolett the entire time we were there. It is so nice to be able to get there, get him out and just hold and him and care for without any time restraints, really making everything feed normal.
We went down today for a CPR class, they taught us how to do the basics of infant CPR and chocking issues, want to make sure we are tiptop ready to go before he comes home.