Weight: 5 lbs 2 oz
The eye exam didn't go as well as I would have liked - although it wasn't REALLY bad either. Samuel is at stage 1 of retinopathy - at this point it doesn't require surgery but we really need it not to progress any further. We will pray for normal eye development. His next eye has been scheduled for next week.
Samuel has had a rough day. He has been dropping his heartrate off an on throughout the day. Is it reflux? Did the eye drops from the eye exam cause it? Is he getting sick? Did he breathe in milk? He seemed to be doing better tonight than he did during the day.
He is once again taking all of his bottles - we just want that to continue. They will stop bottle feeding tomorrow night in preparation for his surgery on Thursday.
The nurse mentioned that his x-ray didn't look great on Monday. No one has mentioned it to me. I guess I'll be asking the doctor about that tomorrow. His CO2 on Monday was 52. Hasn't come down in the last two weeks....
Samuel hasn't been gaining weight. Maybe tomorrow we will have better results.
So it's been a blah day. I was hoping for some better news, but at least it wasn't BAD news. Praying that Samuel hasn't aspirated, that he isn't refluxing, that he will continue taking his bottles, that his surgery will go well, that he will have good nurses the next couple of days.....
I'd like to go home soon.