Weight: 3 lbs 12 oz
Samuel is beginning to gain weight again. Right now he is averaging about 15-20 grams a day. We would like that to be closer to 30 grams a day - but will take what we can get! I think that being swaddled in the bassinet is helping a lot.
Feeding through Samuel's stomach tube is still going well. Dr. Arrington scrunched his feeds down again today. When I say that they have 'scrunched' his feeds, I mean that Samuel is getting the same amount of milk per day....but he is getting more at once. He started at 11 hours on (getting milk) and one hour off (not getting milk.) Then he moved to 7 hours on and 1 hour off. Yesterday he was at 5 hours on and 1 hour off. Today he is at 3 hours on and 2 off. Please keep praying that he doesn't get any milk into his lungs. Samuel is doing so well that they may begin to bottle feed by the end of this week!
How great all of this is! I feel more like a mom than ever. I can hold him and kiss him all I want now that he is in a bassinet. He's also getting a little easier to hold now that he's nearly 4 pounds. I'd love for these wonderful days to continue.