Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tuesday Morning

A quick update on Gaines.

The doctors have decided to change Gaines' feeding schedule. He used to get 40 cc's every 3 hours. They have now decided to give him 55 cc's every 4 hours (30 cc's is an ounce). He is still getting the same amount of calories per day, its just that he is only getting fed 6 times per day rather than 8. Each time he is fed he also gets his "cares" done (temperature, suctioning, diaper change, etc.) His "cares" can be really stressful and seem to irritate him so that is why the doctors changed the schedule. The new schedule means he will be "messed with" 2 fewer times per day, 14 fewer times per week, etc.

He continues to require between 35-40 % oxygen and last night he was up to 4 pounds 14.4 ounces. With any luck, he will reach the 5 pound mark tonight.

Thank you all for your prayers.


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