John gained a small amount of weight, but feedings have resumed so we expect to see better numbers over the next few days.
His RVP results came back and he tested positive for human metapneumovirus & rhinovirus. Both are similar to the common cold, but are dangerous for infants if untreated. He’s had a few breathing treatments, is taking steroids, and is being given a little extra oxygen. It just goes to show you can still get sick in the hospital.
To reduce the stress of breathing, he’s taking his feedings through his new tube, but will normally be able to bottle feed.
We’re getting there.