Weight: 3 lbs 1 oz
Samuel has had a good weekend. He is very stable with the flow at .5 liters. His monitors hardly beeped at all. It was WONDERFUL.
Today he has been very restless and has been crying a lot. It makes me worried that maybe he is sick or that he isn't feeling well. His belly looked a little swollen when I left this evening too. I'm praying that it isn't anything and that his restlessness today is just that....restlessness. It's hard to know what is normal baby activity and what is something unusual. He is changing so rapidly that when I think I know something about him, it turns out that I don't. I suppose that I am most concerned about him having the bowel perforation again. I pray about it more than anything else.
Samuel lost a little weight today - and that's probably because of the two massive diapers he made last night. It's awesome that he is still making poopy diapers on his own without help. Tonight will be the first night that they try NOT giving Samuel the harsh diuretic called Lasix. It would be great if it turned out that Samuel no longer needed it. We will know by the morning how he does.
Dr. Arrington comes back tomorrow and I'm sure he will have plenty of changes to make. It's hard when another doctor takes his place for a week or two because their plan-of-action may not be what he had in mind. Then, once Dr. Arrington gets things going his way, another doctor comes on and changes it around again. I'm surprised they get anything accomplished! It will be nice when he comes back on though....I am more comfortable with him than any of the other doctors. With him being gone, I also don't know much about how Samuel's x-rays have looked. I'm hoping to find out more tomorrow. They must not be concerned about his blood tests or his x-rays because the doctor this weekend decided that Samuel only needed them twice a week instead of every other day.
I'm thankful to those of you who tell me that you are still praying. I worry since things are looking better, Samuel won't be prayed for as often. I'm happily proven wrong every time one of you sends a message saying that you're still praying. He is going to need your prayers until the day he comes home from the hospital. Every day is something new and scary.....and potentially wonderful. :)