Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Update on Nephew in the NICU

He's 34 weeks now! (gestational age) He's made it to 3lbs 13 oz as of Sunday. The whole time I was there he was sleeping pretty soundly. He'd just stretch when Momma would mess with him and as he stretched he'd turn beet red. Too funny! The wedge they lay him on in the above picture is because he has reflux. When he refluxes he stops breathing and sometimes they have to shake him a little to remind him to breathe. He also has a hernia that will probably require an operation at some point.

Little R gets to wear clothes now! I was getting him a few preemie outfits this past week. This coming Saturday will be a little baby shower for him. It'll be neat to see what everyone has found for R and momma.

Here they are together. Momma got to hold him for 3 hours on Sunday.

'Objects in picture are smaller than they appear.' He's still very little. This time around I was able to hear him make some noises-little squeaks really. Too cute! And I was there for rounds which is when the team comes by to give a report on his current stats and the doctor makes his recommendations and answers parent questions. Very interesting the way they do that. The dr seemed nice and even introduced himself to me and shook my hand. (I think he may have been a little nosey too! ;D Wanting to know who I was.) One of the things recommended this time around was a visit from the P.T. They think he's getting a little stiff from laying on that wedge so he may be getting some baby exercises soon.
We are very happy with how R is doing lately. He's not out of the woods yet, but each day of life has been encouraging.


hicksgirl93 said...

Wow, I hope he continues to get better and stronger. Even as a wee little one he is a cutie pie.

live4evermom said...

Thanks for the update. I was wondering. He is soooo cute.

The Glasers said...

Praising God or R's progress!!! One more day is reason to celebrate!