Saturday, January 9, 2010

Still tubeless

I am pleased to report that Magnus has steadily gained weight every day for the last five days! In fact, his average rate of weight gain over this time, 25 grams per day, has been the same as what it was at home before he pulled his tube out, and is over his hospital goal of 20 grams per day. There are about 28 grams in an ounce, so that means he's gaining almost an ounce every day.

Last night we celebrated by packing up all of his NG tube supplies in a box, which makes his room look completely different--like a normal baby's room instead of a hospital room. Let's just hope that box can stay on its shelf in the basement forever.


  1. We're thrilled with this news. Makes everything easier for parents and for Magnus. Go, Magnus!

  2. Such good news! I'm glad he's doing so's cause his mommy & daddy take such good care of him!

  3. Kick. Ass. What a good way to start the year!