Sunday, July 14, 2013

Baby News: Day 5

Hi friends, 
The babies continue to do great! 
Aiden is now drinking his 8 of 8 bottles by mouth. He was increased from 25 mL to 30mL (1oz) and now will go to 35 mL. His max is 36mL. He is drinking my breast milk (pumped) first and then the difference in formula. He is still in an isolette (incubator) at 29 degrees Celsius. He needs to get to 28, and then he will be transferred to an open air crib and has to maintain his temperature for 24-48 hrs, at the minimum. He will also need to pass his car seat test, where they will out him on monitors for 90 mins, to make sure all his levels are fine. He is weighing 3 lbs 15 1/2 oz. His birth weight was 4 lbs. So he is on his way back to his birth weight. 
Ava is drinking 60 mL (2 oz) per feeding. Was never on a feeding tube nor isolette. She is a great eater! She is weighing 5 lbs 7 3/4 oz. Her birth weight was 5 lbs 9 oz. the neonatal doctor on call today said that her first apnea episode was during transition, from recovery to nursery, and did not count. So count down begins from yesterday's episode. They will release her on Wednesday, if no more episodes. I asked about the sleep study test, and will only do it if she has more episodes. He did not recommend taking home an apnea monitor (HAM) but I think we will ask for one. She will wear it for 2-3 months. Apnea is very common in preemies, as more than 50% of preemies get it and outgrow it. We just don't want to take a chance of anther episode. 
Thanks for your continued prayers for our healthy babies. 
The Gonzales' 


Elizabeth Mora said...

Yay! Yall are doing great, babies!

Anonymous said...

Tret asks everyday when Jayden and his new baby brother and sister are coming home :) We love you and are praying for you
Jeremiah 29:11