Thursday, June 2, 2011
Bad news.........and more bad news..........Day: 43
Today was rough for mom and Garrett. First of all Garrett had his circumcision done last night. So he was not too happy this morning about that. Then this morning they stopped the last of his narcotic drugs. Bummer. He had pretty bad withdraws today. He just was not his normal self. Once again, I knew this was coming since we had postponed it once before. But that doesn’t necessarily make it any easier. We both cried today. He cried from the withdraws and I cried because he had withdraws. Lose/lose situation in our room today! He didn’t even really want his binky….so I KNEW he was not feeling right.
Other HUGE BUMMER is that Garrett lost weight over the past 2 days. That is a big no-no when you are trying to get signed up for the next boat out of the NICU. So that has obviously pushed back our trip to the ‘zoo’. He was up to around 8lbs 9oz. He dropped back down into the 8lb 8oz zone. But as of this evening he was back up –8lbs 11oz, the best yet! So I am trying to figure out how I can pump the most food into the kid without him spitting it right back at me. J Best bet for Garrett seems to be sticking with feeds every 3 hours. He burns more calories than a normal baby because he works so hard to breathe. So we have to pump as many calories into him as possible, while also being healthy about it.
Garrett seemed to be doing better late this evening. His weight was back up and he wanted his binky with a vengeance – both good signs. So I came home to sleep for a few hours. The past few days have been crazy stressful. No one ever said the CDH rollarcoaster would be an easy ride – but it just is SO LONG! I wanna pull into the unloading zone already!
Loving the Binky.