|Later updates||Aaron update 120|
||Subject: Aaron update 120|
Date: Monday, June 9, 2003 9:25 AM
From: Kevin Quick
To: Aaron Update List
How about a little smile to get your Monday morning off on the right foot?
Aaron was on an oximeter for one night last week, to check and see how his blood oxygenation is doing while hes completely off of oxygen. We peeked at the monitor a few times during the night, and it was reading around 97%, which is good. If it dips too much below 95%, oxygen may still be needed. The oximeter has an on-board memory, and the pulmonologist will be analyzing Aarons overnight data; we havent heard back from the doctor yet on this.
Aaron has a developmental therapist that visits us once a week. This is part of the Easter Seals program, and thankfully, it is provided to us at no cost. Last week, the therapist suggested that we have Aaron try some solid food. So, he had his first taste of apple and banana baby food, and it went well. Aarons corrected age is just a little over two months, but his chronological age is a little over six months, and youll remember that his little digestive system was stimulated and put into use only a few weeks after he was born. So, his digestive system has been active for about five months, and may be about ready to start handling a little bit of solid food. (Hey, maybe we should add a gastronomical age, to go along with his gestational, chronological and corrected ages!) Its surprising to see our little 9-pounder eating solid food!
Aaron has been just great in general. He smiles a lot, and sleeps all night, usually from around 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Were not complaining there! He only seems to really fuss when hes uncomfortable; when hes hungry or when he has gas, etc. He had some gas or something last night, so he was cranky for a few hours.
(Kathleen just showed me Aarons messy diaper, which had some dark stuff in it; maybe his digestive system isnt quite up to digesting the solid food yet. This would explain the crankiness last night, as well. Well try omitting the solid food for a day or so, and see if these things clear up.)
Have a good week!