All babies are on bolus feedings. They get fed every 3 hours with the appropriate amount of breast milk for their weight. They are all tolerating it well, no residuals. They are getting them ready to start nippling. They are dipping their pacifiers in breast milk and letting them suck on them when they get their bolus feeds. This helps them associate the breast milk taste with the warm full filling in their tummies.
Jakob was put on Reglan for reflux. The rest of the babies aren't on it yet. They are all off their TPN and lipids. As soon as their Diflucan is done their PICC lines will be removed. Diflucan is a 6 week series so they still have 2 more weeks. I found out more as to why this was prescribed. It is to help keep yeast away from the PICC lines and to prevent NEC.
Here are the pictures of Jakob and Anthony in their clothes. The clothes they are in are preemie clothes and you can see how big they are. I ordered some micro-preemie (1-3 pounds) clothes online that fit a lot better. I took pictures last night but lost my camera. I am hoping it is in the NICU still.
Jakob Thomas sleeping . . . .
Anthony taking a nap. His nose really isn't that big, it's just stretched from the cannula.
Rachel and Haley turned 8 years old!!!
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