Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Anything you can do, I can do...

The kids went to their pediatrician appointment this week and Sara proved that she really can excel at eating since her weight was the same as Adam's! Both are 5lb 12oz and 18 1/2" long. Hard to believe they have gained 3 pounds since birth and are 2-3" longer. Dr. Neese had no major concerns. They will continue to see him weekly until they reach full gestational age the week of June 24. We will add a little rice to each bottle to help with reflux. Sara is showing minimal signs. Adam you can pretty much count on him spitting up within 30 minutes of laying him back down in his crib. Not a lot but enough to increase laundry. And every other time he sneezes or has hiccups and it comes out his nose. That's gotta burn! Dr. Neese also recommended Milacon to help with their gas issues. Seriously, there are times we walk in the nursery and know you shouldn't light a match in there because the whole room will go up. Shannon has considered installing a vent fan combination as a light or maybe just one of those air fresheners that you can push. If he hangs it in the crib, the kids can release a pleasant fragrance just after one of them "toots!"

Adam also had another follow up eye appointment this week. His left eye remains at a Level I stage of immaturity and his right eye improved slightly and is currently a Level I as well. He goes back in 2 weeks for another peek. Next week he returns to OSF for a head ultrasound to review the status of his brain bleed again. Developmental follow up with Easter Seals will begin in January 2010. The first week of July he will see his cardiologist to check for signs of his SVT (rapid heart rate). He has set off his monitor 3 times so far - once for a bradycardia (low heart rate) and twice for apnea (cesation of breathing).

Thought I'd get you caught up on the nitty gritty facts of the week...

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