|The NICU Experience||Aaron update 101|
||Subject: Aaron update 101
Date: Monday, March 17, 2003 2:30 PM
From: Kevin Quick
To: Aaron Update List
Aaron weighed in today at 2695 grams, or 5.94 lbs. One more ounce and well have a 6-pounder! Hes 45cm long, or 17.7 inches.
Aaron is having his car seat test, in our car seat (at the TCN), as I write this. Normally, the car seat test lasts one hour, but were doing it for two hours; Aaron will have a 3-hour ride home on Wednesday. We just checked on him a few minutes ago; his two hours are almost up, and hes doing great.
Kathleen and I visited with James mother Kerri this afternoon. James is doing fine; he weighs 4.5 pounds now. He just came off of CPAP, and is now on nasal cannula full time.
In a couple of hours, well have our training on the heart rate/respiration monitor that Aaron will be using at home.
Today is Kathleens due date, so well now begin to use Aarons corrected age (0 days today) for developmental assessments, in addition to his gestational age (40 weeks) and chronological age (16 weeks). Kathleen doesnt particularly like numbers, and these three ages are going to drive her nuts, for sure!
Happy Saint Patricks Day, everyone! Were still on track for Aarons release on Wednesday.
Love, Kevin & Kathleen