Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A quick update

I haven't had time to scratch myself what with all the pumping and spending time with the boy, but I thought you wonderful girls deserved an update.
Sorry it's just the copy of the email I sent out, but that's all I'm good for these days.
Who would have thought that it's already been a whole week since this little monkey ripped his mummy a new one.

Tyler is doing great. He spent a few days doing phototherapy due to jaundice, the lights gave him a case of the trots....well bubbly green oozy poo to be exact.....which Dad handled A LOT better than Mum did.

Today he graduated from the incubator into a crib, which is a huge step. He's still having a little trouble regulating his own body temp, so they're helping him out with this waterbed inserty thing that he's sleeping on which seems to be doing the trick for the time being. As he gets a little more meat on his bones, he'll get better at dealing with and regulating his temp.

He's had a main line ( I think that's what it's called) inserted into his arm because of the antibiotics that he needs to be taking, but that should come out by Thursday providing his second set of bloods come back negative (his first lot were neg). They need to make sure that the ECOLI that Mummy caught while she was in hospital and that caused him to come so early, wasn’t passed on while he was in utero. Yes...ecoli.......makes you feel like inviting me over for dinner huh??

Food wise, as you can see by the pics, he’s still being fed by tube, but trying really hard to get the hang of the whole sucking on the boob thing, and he’s currently on a whopping 36mls of expressed breast milk every 3 hours (he started off last Wednesday on 9mls every three hours).

Highlights of the week........

Being moved out of the ICN to the Special Care Nursery
The move from the incubator to the crib
The volcanic like bubbling green oozy poo that just kept coming and coming every time Chad wiped his bum
Chad learning that everytime he wiped, he was stimulating his anal gland, therefore producing more poo.
Chan trying to remain calm and get the nurse’s attention while trying to stop afore mentioned green oozy shit from running up his back ( I failed miserably at both getting her attention and at stopping the shit.....it wasn’t pretty)
I thought it may have taken awhile for this to happen,, but the boy managed to pee in his own mouth (I’m talking about Tyler here, not Chad)


Blogger Kari said...

Wow, he looks amazing!
He was born the same day as my father, who was also a little 4 lb man. Now he's a 56 year old father of three, Poppy of 4 and still healthy as can be.
good luck with your little man, he is truly adorable! Congratulations!

9:39 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

He's gorgeous! And YAY for all the positive steps!

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Meri-ann said...

He's just gorgeous! So glad you've checked in, you sound - oh I don't know- calm, happy even?!
So happy for you x

4:24 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Hmmm, I bet Chad was impressed by the peeing thing;)

I cannot believe what a strapping lad he is. Can you imagine how big he would have been at 40 weeks?

Glad Tyler is going so well:)

4:57 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

He is just so amazing!!! What a miracle!!! And he is so strong!!! I am so happy for you!!!!
WOW - really what milestones!

10:29 PM  
Blogger Drew said...

Oh bless... oh Chan...congratulations - Tyler is every bit perfect. Well done!

12:36 PM  
Blogger msfitzita said...

Oh my LORD - he's just the cutest little thing!!

Sorry about the bubbly green poo though. I wouldn't have dealt with that all that well either...

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Lil Liberal said...

What a beaut! He looks like he's already alert and interactive. So sweet and cute. Congratulations!

1:12 PM  

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