Jimmie weighs 6 pounds! He is gaining. He is near the bottom of acceptable, but still in the acceptable category. I think he's doing great!!!
He had his first visit from a developmental therapist today. Rachael basically just answered a bunch of questions. The therapist thinks Jimmie is doing great. He is basically at a developmental age of 1 1/2 to 2 months old. This is ahead of the game because his due date was just a couple of days ago. The only thing that wasn't up to that level is his eyes. He doesn't track faces yet. Last eye check his eyes were still zone 3 which means they were not completely mature yet. Anyway Rachael has some exercises that she will be doing with him related to that. Black on white and white on black pictures for him to look at etc... The therapist recommended for now that Jimmie be visited by an Occupational Therapist once a month- so that's the plan.
Rachael woke up the other night to find Jimmie's oxygen nasal cannula in his mouth. She has no idea how long it had been that way. His sat monitor showed him as satting at 95% even with the cannula in his mouth- that's really exciting! So Rachael will be talking with the Neonatologist about the process of weaning Jimmie's oxygen.
Great Grandpa and Grandma Hester (my Mom's parents) went out to visit Jimmie today for the first time since he came home. They are so overcome and overwhelmed by Jimmie's journey that there are tears every time they see him. It's so precious to see how happy they are that Jimmie is thriving. They don't have a computer so they are not able to keep up with the blog, but my mom keeps them updated.
Rachael sent a video of Jimmie mad about his "tummy time". Due to some computer issues though it'll be a few days before I can post it. It's so cute though!
Thank you for your care and prayers!