Thursday, February 01, 2007

Grow, grow, grow!

7 lbs 4 oz
We made it into another day with weight gain! Eli plumped up another 40 grams making him 3306 this morning. (OK, Eli will likely never be plump in his life. The adjective just sounds better iso describing how frail his little body really is) He is still below his highest weight of 3380, but we are almost there.
I started to get a little worried yesterday now that he's returned to the bloody stools. They don't seem to be bothering him any (well, no more painful then his pooping has been) and the weight gain this morning is a good sign he is still tolerating his feeds. I pray every diaper I change that I won't see the return of the devastating diarrhea.
I don't think there will ever be a day that we don't worry about Eli's weight. All I can do is rejoice each morning when he gains and pray for it to continue.
Eli is napping(by himself!) in his swing. He has OT tomorrow, so hopefully he will feel well enough to do his exercises. I haven't pushed Eli on his vision or range of motion therapies for a few weeks. Eli is such a delicate little guy and we all would rather see him grow & thrive and worry about his development issues later.
We see the pediatric opthamologist next week, so hopefully I will have more updates on Eli's eyes. I've been noticing a white pupil in his left eye in several recent pictures. I called the opthamoligists office and the appt next week is the earliest possible. Please pray the appointment goes well and we don't have any new catastrophic news.


Anonymous said...

Grow little Eli Grow! I'm happy to hear good new from your house!

~Andrea (cody31tyler29_mom)
fellow Bee mom

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Maggie said...

Eli - Just keep growing and no bloody poos. Your mom is going to have gray hair soon, so let's cut her some slack :)

Eli remains in my prayers.

Sarah - I don't know if you got my email through your IV profile. If not - email me through minec(cl-maggie_z).

Ashley (mom_2_bn) said...

Eli you continue to grow big & strong.
Sarah- you have such an adorable little man!
Congrats on Sitting Eli!!!! :o)

Anonymous said...

I'm the mom of a 24-week one-year-old who was 1 lb 9 oz. I think Eli is adorable and I'm so sorry you're going through all this. Thanks for letting us know all the details and being honest. I'm looking forward to hearing what the ped. opthamologist has to say. Keep blogging! I check in almost daily.

Jessica said...

Keep growing little Eli! I will check in again soon...
Jessica and preemie buds too:)

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