First I want to apologize for a lack of pictures. We bought a new camera last week (a digital SLR – AWSOME) and it took me a while to figure it all out. I put the pictures that I took in the NICU last week on the side of my blog. If you click see more pictures it will take you to a new website that has a bunch of photos.
I have never been so happy in my entire life to just be at home. I can’t even begin to image how families spend 5,6, or even 12 months in the NICU. 10 days was enough for me. Logan has completely transformed into a different baby in the last week. While in the NICU he had stopped nursing and was getting tube fed almost every feeding. The first day he was home he nursed a couple of times, took a bottle a couple of times, and we tube fed him the rest. Every day since then he started nursing more and more often so that now, (day 6 at home) he is only nursing. NO NG (nasogastric tube) Feeding. Mid way thru the week we took out his tube because we hadn’t even used it in days.
Yesterday, he had an appointment with Dr. Patel (his cardiologist) and he was very happy with his progress. He has gained 200 grams since he has been home. He is now up to 6 lbs. 3 oz (which is what he was when he was born, but he had dropped down to 5 lbs. 5 oz.). He also had another echocardiogram and he had great growth on his pulmonary veins, is now 67mm (up from 40mm – last week). He also gets to stop taking his heart medicine (digoxin) apparently it caused a heart murmur and because his heart is doing so well, we don’t need it anymore.
Right now he is just like any other newborn.