Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Gettin' Chubby!

So the last few days have brought some very nice progress for M&M. Today they both packed on even more weight. Milo is a robust 4 lbs. 1.8 ozs. and Maddy is tipping the scales at 3 lbs. 8.6 ozs. Apparently Milo's weight is legit now and not just a product of fluid retention. So where's all that weight coming from? Milo is eating breast milk again, but he's also receiving a fluid rich vitamin supplement and lipids from an IV. The lipids are basically just fat -- so think of it as reverse liposuction. In the next couple days he'll be back up to full breast milk feeds and the IV stuff will be discontinued. That will mean fewer things attached to him, which makes us all happy.

Milo waiving hi and enjoying a pacifier.

Maddy took a big step forward today by moving permanently (hopefully) over to the nasal cannula. She may be given occasional breaks on CPAP if she gets too tired, but so far so good! (The nasal cannula is the small tube with the prongs that go up her nose. CPAP is the contraption that looks like a mask.)

Maddy with Mom. Here she's wearing a nasal cannula -- much less obtrusive than the CPAP mask Milo is wearing in the picture above. He'll get there too.

1 comment:

richard said...

woo hoo! go babies go!!!