Saturday, March 18, 2006
Post Surgery Day 5
It is day 5 following Noah's surgery and he is doing quite well. He is still taking his tylenol round the clock, but he seems to be feeling pretty good! We are getting more and more smiles and giggles today. The swelling continues to go down and his nose is looking better and better. I can hardly wait to see him without the steri-strips and watch his new face continue to take shape over the next few weeks!
He is still definately missing his pacifier and so he wakes a few times at night. I have heard that some surgeons allow the soother back as early as 2 weeks. So I'm hoping Dr Ross will allow this at our 2 week follow-up appointment! I can hope anyways!! The arm restraints don't seem to be bothering him too much.
Here is Noah showing off his new Mic-Key button. Unfortunately we are having lots of problems with leakage through the button which means the valve is probably not working already. So we will have to contact our home nutrition nurse next week and find out what we should do about this. We have also increased his breastmilk/neocate concentration as his weight was starting to plateau again before surgery. Hopefully we will see some weight gain now again. He is now up to 160kcal/Kilo (a normal baby gains weight on 100kcal/Kilo). He just burns off the calories so quickly!