Monday, September 15, 2014

Aulay, Day 28

Sleeping after his noon feeding.
Mr. B had his stress test this morning and all is well! While it's still frustrating that no doctor has been able to give us a definitive answer regarding why his blood pressure was high and his heart rate was so low, they can find nothing wrong with Mr. B. His heart muscle is strong and he doesn't have any clogged arteries. Medication has brought his blood pressure down. His heart rate is still low, but he doesn't need a pacemaker. He'll have another checkup in six months.

While Mr. B was having his stress test, I was at the hospital visiting with the little prince. He has gained a pound since his birth on August 19. His red blood cell count is up, which is more good news. He is still having a problem with reflux, which I've read is a common gastrointestinal problem in premature infants. When babies are bigger and don't use a feeding tube, burping helps with this problem. For now, his feeding time is being lengthened from 60 minutes to 90 minutes to give him more time to digest. This is just another issue that will probably go away as Aulay's organs develop.

Today I'm creating another baby blanket, or at least cutting it out of fabric. This time I'm making a UT fleece blanket. The wee one will need it for his incubator before the game on September 27, when Texas plays KU. Since both of Aulay's parents are graduates of UT, I have a feeling that Hook 'em will be part of his vocabulary. 

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