Wednesday, October 03, 2007

6# 11 oz and climbing

Well we went to Riley yesterday and talked to Jackson's surgeon, his renal specialist, his orthopedic specialist and saw his developmental pediatrician. Although he is not ready for a bottle yet, they have upped his calorie intake which has made my baby grow, like a weed. WEll and he got some more blood on Saturday. We spent the weekend at Elkhart general. He was awefully pale as you can see in the above picture.
So the combination has him up to 6 pounds and 11 ounces. He is into some of his newborn clothes, of course they are too big and his preemie clothes are too small, but we will get there especially with this increase in calories. Both Adrian and I are ok having a big baby keep the calories a comin'.

We also found out we don't head to Riley for another month and his blood draws have decreased to once a week. He will also be getting a hormone shot given by mom and dad to help him produce more blood on his own, helping his kidney's out. Yippppppeeeee!!!!!! Then when we go back we will be planning his next surgery, because he will be close to 8 pounds hopefully. all the docs agreed he is one strong little boy. So we will keep on fighting and growing for now.

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