Thursday, April 19, 2012

What are you doing now that he's home?

Good question! We have two doctor appointments this week, back to back Thursday and Friday. Today we went to the pediatrician's office for the first time. That was fun! He had a wrap sheet to go over and kept asking the same questions. Hey, it's a lot to take in. 5 1/2 months is a long time to be in a hospital. Thankfully, he is affiliated with the hospital and can access Walker's history through the computer system. Makes things SO much easier! AND, his specialist can email him within the system to keep him updated. Walker was weighed today and he is 9 pounds 12 ounces and 22 inches long! He's gained 4 ounces and grown a half inch since being home! We go back in two weeks for a weight check and to update on what the GI clinic says.

 Tomorrow we see Dr. Carter in the GI clinic, which also means we are back at the hospital. We don't expect her to lower the time on TPN/Omegaven just yet. We don't really know what to expect or how often we will have to see her. I'm guessing every other week, but we'll find out soon. Hopefully we can start upping his bottle feeds. Even Dr. Anderson, his pediatrician, is hoping that too.

We've been hanging out at the house. R is taking the 3 am feedings and we're hoping he'll continue that when he goes back to work. I do have to admit that last night we let Walker make his own schedule and he ate at 11:30 and slept until 4 and then woke back up at 8. He has to eat 8 bottles a day, so we have to wake him and feed.

 He loves his swing. He sleeps in our room in the pack n' play napper and honestly, he seems to really love it. When he's tired he needs his space. He watches the dogs and cries when they block the sunlight from the window. He loves to be held and we happily oblige! He loves his car seat and the car. He loves sunlight and being outside.

He does not, I repeat, DOES NOT like to be held cradle style! He likes to be up on your shoulder looking around. When he eats he needs it to be quiet. He can feed with the TV on but as far as loud conversations, he doesn't like it. Hey, he's still learning people. It's funny because in the hospital they were so worried about his pooping, dumping as they call it. Meaning that he would eat and it wasn't absorbing and simply dumping out of his body. Not happening at home! They were concern about how many diapers a day he was going through also. Here, he poops a good one time a day. 

That is all!

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