Friday, October 31, 2008

One more day

The doc said it was up to us whether we wanted to go home, or stay another day.  He recommended staying another day, since preemies sometime regress on the eating/weight loss front between days three to five.  Strangely, I thought he had said yesterday that they regressed after the first twenty four hours.  We decided it was better to stay an extra day now, rather than risk having to go back on the weekend, when there would be less going on.  So Jen and Elijah are bunking down for a (hopefully) last night at the hospital. 

They like the babies not to lose more than 10% of their body weight before they start gaining, and Elijah lost 3% the first day, and 2% the second day.  They weighed him at 2 this afternoon, and he was up 1g day over day.  So hopefully that means that he's started to gain.  He is doing a good job eating, although Jen has to supplement her milk with formula.  All in all, I can't imagine any stats which would make him more likely to go home.  So I am pretty bullish on release tomorrow. 

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