This evening, as the night attending went on rounds, the stop at our bedside was pleasantly uneventful. One of our regular Fellows introduced “Mr. Ben”, someone mentioned that his picc line was pulled (again… sigh), Fellow said they weren’t going to replace it- just make due with a PIV (peripheral IV line) until the course of his anti-fungal medication is over. And then they were gone! Yes, we have made it officially into “boring” territory …at least until we find out about how his eyes are doing.
Right now, all Benjamin’s energy is going into gaining weight and practicing for his great NICU escape. He’s been officially trialing off of CPAP for 2 hours a shift, but they have been letting him stay off as long as he’s doing well. I think his record thus far has been 12 hours off of CPAP! He’s working on figuring out the bottle, and takes at least one a day. He takes 40 ml a feeding per bottle, which is about 1.35 oz. He’s been regulating his temperature well and loves his crib, as do we. It’s so fun having real access to him- being able to touch or hold him whenever we want, without the isolette separating us. Today he even had his CPAP tape and velcro moustache off for a little while!
So, here’s a dose of the cuteness (though I admit I am highly biased).