Jimmie gained another whole ounce! 3 pounds 8 ounces! The Doctor decided to cut back on the fortifier they've been adding to Rachael's milk. I hope this also cuts back on his tummy troubles. Rachael said he was just pretty gassy and grumpy acting this morning.
Keep praying oxygen prayers. His needs were up a bit higher today. He's been hanging out around 23% or 24% and this morning it was up to about 32%. Wrong direction little guy. We want you to go the other way with that.
Doctor Time! All in a days work for little Jimmie.
Here- just let me stretch and pass a lot of gas so you can't hear my lungs! (-:
So if you like to click on the picture to veiw them bigger you might notice in this picture Jimmie has a pretty big outie belly button. He does have an umbilical hernia which is very common with preemies. The hope is that'll it'll close up on it's own.
So Wednesday is Jimmie's 1st eye exam. (And his 2 month birthday!) We were told wrong a month ago that he was getting an eye exam. He never did. They usually wait until the baby is about 6 to 8 weeks old. Jimmie is expected to have Retinopathy Of Prematurity because almost all preemies like him do. About 70% don't require any intervention though. So hopefully he is either really really rare and doesn't have ROP. Or if he does- hopefully it won't be severe enough to require any intervention. So lets add his eyes to our prayer list.
He certainly seems like he can see his Momma and Daddy.
As always- thank you for praying!