Nothing really new today. John’s dayside doctors didn’t calculate his calorie/volume to determine if he’s taking in enough so this will be calculated tonight. They are expecting to make a decision on Monday whether or not he’ll need a “g-button” (surgically implanted feeding tube).
Well, he didn’t gain any weight this morning. The doctors are running more tests. They’re now looking at calorie counts and metabolism issues. -Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org
John is doing much better. His intake is increasing and he no longer needs additional oxygen. This morning he had lost weight, but the staff believes his tubing was providing false numbers originally. We’re hopeful he begins gaining weight. That’s really all he needs to do right now in order to leave. Pray for weight … Read more
John is continuing to improve with his feeds and breathing. We’re still waiting to see how the procedures have affected his weight gain. Thursday (today) was the first full day of his new feeding schedule. He’s currently on IV fluids and oxygen, although both are expected to be decreased and removed within the next few … Read more
We decided to use our blog page vs. CaringBridge or Facebook.
John’s breathing tube was finally removed this morning and he was able to eat about 30 mils at around 2:45 this afternoon.
He took it well, and now we wait to see
I haven’t said much the past few days. It’s not something I like to do. So… here’s what’s been going on. 1) Baby John has been having weight gain issues since he came home from the hospital the first time. He takes in enough, but for some reason he isn’t gaining weight. Last Friday, he … Read more
We took a trip back home to Denison, TX over Easter. There’s a lake near where we stayed with family called “Waterloo”. It very pretty to walk around, especially in the mornings and at sunset. Enjoy.
I’m late to post. Sorry. John David Miller was born on February 23rd, 2014 at 9:56PM. He weighed 7lbs 2oz.
Normally it’s a joyous occasion, and it was at the beginning, but over the next 24 hours the staff started to be a little “hush, hush” on a series of tests they were running. It’s turns out they were concerned about a few items.
His chin was recessed, his index fingers were curved, and his weight gains were slow. He received genetic testing which came back negative for any of the known issues. He was negative for Down Syndrome or any of the trisomys. Over the next few days, which turned into 2 weeks, he was finally able to come home, but with an apnea monitor as he also suffered from reflux. A home health nurse was also scheduled to come out over the next few weeks.
So with all of the issues we were late to post his birth announcement.
We took a trip to the “Birthplace of Texas”, Washington on the Brazos, about 6 miles southwest of Navasota, TX.
Official Website: http://www.birthplaceoftexas.com/