So Gideon is doing OK. He is actually 1lb and 15 oz!! So a good weight really. He is on only a small amount of oxygen, 25% or so, but his sats do keep dropping. Apparently he keeps trying to breath on his own through the ventilator making his sats go crazy! He has low blood pressure and high blood sugar levels, so he may need insulin for that.
I managed to express enough in one session to give him 0.05 ml of milk, it’s really a tiny, tiny amount, they want to give him 0.5 ml every 3 hours and I’m not even close yet, but it was a triumph for me and my boobs. Next session got nothing though. But then again it’s not even been two days, I need to be patient.
It’s strange not being pregnant, I missed an entire trimester. More than a trimester I missed 14 weeks. I keep thinking I feel him kicking and then realise it’s not him. I held his hand today, just for a little while, he is very sensitive. But he is so amazing. I know all the doctors are talking about the “honeymoon period” that he’s in. We both know about this, and that in a few days, things could start getting rocky. But lots of 25-26 weekers do really well. He doesn’t seem to be worse for his 4 weeks with no water, so hopefully he can fight strong.
Taking every day as it comes and planning nothing yet. I find it so hard to leave him, I could watch and stare at him all day.
Some photos from today and yesterday