And Again...


Matthew didn't have any residual food in his stomach all day, so they're increasing his food levels again. Over the next three feedings, they're stepping Matthew up to 9 ml every 3 hours. That will be over 50% of his total fluid intake (currently 5.6ml/h).

Jenn got to hold Matthew again tonight. He slept most of the time and didn't need as much additional oxygen as last night, which means he's getting more used to being held. Since they went up on the feeding, I didn't get to hold him tonight, but hopefully I can tomorrow.

We spoke with the nurse that was removed as his primary night nurse. She was very understanding and said that she would have done the same thing if Matthew were her child. She apologized for being so flippant. Though she won't be his primary again, it's possible she may take care of him at some point as Matthew moves from a 2 to 1 baby to a 3 to 1 or 4 to 1.

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