Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Update

Today was clinic day, and it's already starting out to be a better week than last week. Keegan started taking 4 ounces of formula at most bottles about two days ago, and last night he slept until 3:30am!! All parents out there know exactly how nice that is. He weighed in at 9.7 pounds today. He is officially on the weight chart now, albeit in the 3rd percentile. His height dropped off from 25% to off the chart while he was in the hospital, but he's working his way back up. As he begins to eat more, I'm sure it will all come together. We went to buy the next step up in bottle nipples that allows more formula to flow through, and he is really loving it. I think he'll really take off eating more volume each day now that it isn't such hard work.

The doctors decided to leave the subcutaneous catheter out of his leg and hold his two shots until further notice. His ability to create red blood cells seemed normal, and they determined that stopping the anticoagulant for now wouldn't be the end of the world. We will watch the clot in his right atrium even closer now just in case.

That's it for now. My last day of work technically was yesterday. Those close to me know how difficult it was to leave my job. I've worked pretty constantly since I was 14, and I absolutely loved being a prosecutor. Hopefully, Keegan will continue to grow stronger and healthier so that I can return to the courtroom one day. Thanks for checking in on us!