I wasn't really sure how I would feel on Tuesday. So.... I had a spa day! Four hours at the spa!!!! It was fabulous! I had a massage, facial and pedicure. I went home, ate and took a nap. I then headed up to spend the evening with my sweet baby boy! He had a spa treatment as well. We gave him a nice and long WARM bath and then I gave him his relaxation massage and stretches before snuggling him into bed for the night. HE LOVED IT!!!!!
Austin is doing so fabulous! He is doing great on his high flow cannula at 6 L, and will be weened in a day or two to 5L. He is now a whopping 7lbs 14oz and with that being said, the nutritionist believes she can come down on his extra caloric intake- as he is doing well at gaining - OBVIOUSLY!!! He has steadily been at 25%-28% FIO2's and hasn't had any A's and B's or any major desats since he started the HFC. He still works pretty hard to breath, but not any more than his normal. He had his eye exam yesterday and he did well. His right eye is zone 3 stage 1 (good) and his right eye is zone 2 stage 2 with a notch, so they are keeping an eye on this eye with weekly exams. If his vessels do not grow out into zone 3, he may not have his peripheral vision in his left eye and if the notch grows and begins to apply pressure to his retina, he will require surgery (laser) to fix this.
Austin is such a gassy boy... its so sad, bc with the underdevelopment of a preemie, he just doesn't have the muscle mass to help to get things moving along in his belly- thus he suffers with gas bubbles. He squirms and grunts and then a small little "puff". Its sad..but I get the best pictures ever......
|...but I say its bc he knows his momma's bedside|
and it makes him smile to know he's loved!!
I still cannot believe how big he is! I just never imagined him getting to be so big this early. I really had thought I'd be bringing home a 4 or 5 pound baby. LOL My chubawub!
|My chubawub with his wubanub!|