|The "skin to skin" time is also called "kangaroo time". It is suppose to be one of the best things for Mr.Boy's development. How cool is that. :)|
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Despite the fact that Mr. Boy was born 11 weeks early he is doing awesome!! It seems like everyday he is overcoming certain areas that the doctors and surgeons said were areas of concern.
- One of the biggest concerns with his early arrival was his lungs. Many times premature babies have under-developed lungs and require some sort of aid or supplemental oxygen. Mr. Boy, on the other hand is breathing room oxygen all by his self. This also allows us to hold him :)
- After viewing MRI scans of Mr. Boy before birth we were told because of his condition, he would probably not eat food (breast milk) for quite a long time. He would be hooked up to an IV that would give him all the nutrition he would need. The doctors were not sure the digestive tract was all connected together. Mr Boy has already begun his path to breast feeding. He has a feeding tube where he is getting a small amount of breast milk every three hours. He is taking the food and the food is coming out the other end:) The hope is to breast feed when he gets to his "34th" week (4 weeks from now).
- Some premature babies have an open ductus in their heart. After Mr. Boy's birth, a test confirmed that his ductus is open. This is not fatal and in some cases it closes within the first week of life. However, if the ductus doesn't close, medicine can help to close it and sometimes surgery is needed. He is showing no signs of his ductus being open and the staff believes it has closed on its own.
- Mr. Boy knows his mother! Mom will speak and many times he will move his head toward her and open his eyes.
- Our last ultrasound occurred 3 days before Mr. Boy s arrival, it showed his weight was 2 pounds 15 ounces. Upon his arrival, Mr. Boy weighed 4 whopping pounds!! He is still small but he is big for being only 29 weeks:)
We know we serve an awesome God!! We know He hears our prayers and delights in them. We give the glory and the credit to God for we know his hand is over little Mr. Boy. Thank you for your prayers.
|The IV in his head is totally normal......it's actually the best place to put them.|