Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Some progress

Today was not a bad day, but it was very long. This morning, some of Magnus's bloodwork showed that he was anemic, which may be one of the reasons why he's been having some breathing problems. So, this afternoon, they decided to give him some blood.

However, when they started putting the blood into his IV, it started leaking everywhere. The boy had destroyed yet another of his IVs and had to have a new one put in. And just like last time, it was quite an ordeal for all of us. It took three sticks with the needle and nearly an hour of work to get his new IV in. So, that was probably the most difficult part of the day.

Today's good news was that since going back to straight breastmilk, Magnus has resumed doing very well with the bottle. An occupational therapist came to watch him feed this morning to make sure he wasn't aspirating or having any problems, and she said that he did just fine. Later, he took 40 ml from his bottle, which was a new record for him. So here's hoping he continues to make fast progress with the feeding.

1 comment:

  1. IVs are the worst :(

    Very happy to hear about the return of the bottle & plain milk!! No need to create an oral aversion where there isn't one.
    You go, Magnus, and show 'em how it's done!

    Hope all is well with mom & dad, too!