Thursday, April 24, 2008

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2008 10:01 PM, CDT

Sam is stable again and had a good day today. He was finally up OVER his birth weight last night and was just over 5 pounds 2 ounces.

Sam has lost interest in eating. He has started to gag a lot when they have been feeding him his sugar water. Because of this, and the fact that there is really no nutrition in what he was eating anyway, they have stopped bottle feeding him unless he is acting hungry and interested in the bottle. This allows him to rest when he is sleepy and eat if he is hungry. It is just not worth putting him through the stress of trying to get him to eat if it upsets him.

Deb and I have arranged it so that she will be able to spend his whole first week with him down in Milwaukee. It will be a big change for me not to be able to see him everyday, but at least I know that his Mom will be there watching over him.

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