Great news, Nora is up to 3 lbs 12 oz. And even better news… they are removing her oxygen today! I’m so excited. Scared though too, hopefully she does okay… I know they can always put it back on it they need to. But still, a big milestone for her!
For feedings she’s still at 25 cc every 4 hours as the past few days she’s had larger than expected residuals, or the amount left in her belly, undigested, at the start of the next feed. She’s allowed 10% of the feed, so 2.5 cc, but lately it’s been closer to 4 or 5 cc. Currently all of the breast milk goes into her belly through her feeding tube at once, well, it takes about 5 minutes. They are changing it so it’s on a pump to flow into her belly over an hour. I’m thinking this will be much better for her. I mean, what preemie eats their entire meal in 5 minutes? If I ate an entire meal in 5 minutes I probably would spit some up too!