Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Mikan is continuing to grow. However his feedings have not been going well. The last two days he has only sucked down about 15% of his calories. We will call the pediatrician tomorrow. This appears to us to be guiding Mikan toward a G-tube. We'll see.

He is currently in 1.5 liters of oxygen. This is trending in a good direction. He is getting noticeably bigger. My nickname for him is "Chubba Bubba." Jenna's nickname is simply "Yoda Bubba" or "million dollar baby." Million dollar baby would not be appropriate, yet. Maybe, "0.745 million dollar baby." Ned Flanders did not have health insurance because he viewed it as a form of gambling. I'm glad I'm not Ned Flanders.

4 comments:

Aunt Deb said...

I am confused about his feedings. If he isn't eating well but gaining weight, do they think the weight gain is from the steroids or fluid retention? Are you still mixing the high calorie powder into the breast milk?

Faith said...

I know the g-tube is the last thing you want- it is very terrifying. He debated for many months before Faith got hers (she had an NG tube before..) it was by far the very best decision we have ever made. We have to worry about so much with these little guys- it's nice to know that they are receiving enough calories. As one doc told me growth=new lung tissue

John Gensic said...

The reason he continues to gain weight is because whatever ounces he does not drink, we put down the NG. Therefore, if he eats less we NG more and vice versa.

Aunt Deb said...

Now it makes sense, I didn't know he still had the NG tube. I thought it had been removed. Thanks