Friday, January 2, 2009

Lasix works

Nurse T. (a first-timer with Max---we're always surprised to meet someone new after almost three months in the NICU) reports that Max is having a quiet night. He was awake and alert for his 8:30 PM diaper change but is currently snoozing. The Lasix has continued its work all day and Max has had a series of very heavy diapers and lost 45 grams over the past 24 hours. Nurse T. got Max to suck on a pacifier. His sats remain in the high 90s, suggesting that either the Lasix or the ND tube is in fact giving him some respiratory support. However, Max is still prone to sudden but brief drops in his oxygen saturation. We think he's doing a little better on this front too, though.

Even after losing some weight, Max now weighs in at a hefty 3.3 kilos, or 7 lbs 5 ounces. One of the outfits Carolyn is dressing him has paws for feet. Also, Max now has several frog-themed outfits.