Weight: 3 lbs 12 oz
I spoke too soon about the weight gain. Samuel only gained 7 grams this morning (about the same as 7 paperclips.) I really wish we could figure out what is keeping him from packing on the pounds.....
During rounds this morning, Dr. Arrington decided to go down on Samuel's Lasix dose!!!! Yay! Instead of getting it two times a day, he will only get it once. Maybe Samuel will gain weight faster now that they have backed off on the diuretic. They also decreased the amount of potassium and one more medicine that they are giving him. Less is more!
Once again they have scrunched his feeds. Today he was on two hours off one. Unfortunately today didn't go quite as well as the last few days have. Samuel is having a hard time digesting the food as quickly as they would like. It may take some time to adjust. Praying that he will do better through the night than he has during the day.
For the last four days Samuel has had only one event - he dropped his heartrate once. I'm so thrilled not to hear the monitor alarm!